Lavender is trendy. Here’s why.
Hopefully, you will get some good ideas about what you can plant in your own garden, to enjoy every spring!
Keeping deer from devouring everything in your yard is especially difficult in spring and fall.
Six-on-Saturday is six pictures of garden beauty, with limited comment! Last week, I was lucky…
With such color and form all around, who would argue that these aren’t Nature’s works of art?
Well, it’s been a while since I shared any garden views, or was able to…
The edges of a driveway, a stone wall, a series of flower pots, or wrought iron poles for hanging plants are all examples of how lines are brought into garden design. Lines take your eye on a journey through the landscape.
The blooming of fall anemones and physostegia hasn’t happened in years.
The raindrops looked like crystals sprinkled on the garden.
Chemical content, scent, and texture all play a part in repelling foragers. And their effectiveness follows in that order.
The border that the Rudbeckia grows in has a little “secret path” that makes it easier for me to get into the bed to weed.
What happens when it starts raining after a period of drought? Out pop the mushrooms.
The tri-color dappled willow bushes (Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’) had a burst of growth, from 2 feet at the start of the season, to over 8 feet today.
Cherry and Roma tomatoes are doing well, but the heirloom tomato plants succumbed to some sort of rot, and the fruits are mealy and terrible. Maybe there is a reason for hybrids.
My over-zealous addition of fertilizer had cause this disappointment. The plants put all of their energy into growing, not reproducing. Fertilizing lesson learned.
Getting ideas from some of the best professional gardeners
The party honored our newly married nephew and his wife. The garden and its cool shade provided a serene setting for the happy occasion.
There’s more than I thought growing on around here.
I just noticed that the color theme here is red and white. In fact, those are the colors of the wild and cultivated flowers that are in bloom.
I remember watching a friend as she pulled faded petals off her flowers and told me that the plants would be more likely to re-bloom because she did this.
When I started gardening, I did the same.
My petunias still looked awful by the end of July.
Not every picture speaks a thousand words, but once in a while you capture something…