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July 14, 2016

 

special needs

Special Needs

Remember: split or crush woody stems and sear milky stems.

July 7, 2016

 

yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

Rudbeckia Hirta

Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.

June 30, 2016

 

cut stems

Conditioning

Conditioning really does extend the life of cut flowers so it's worth the effort.

June 23, 2016

 

a man raking leaves under a tree

Maintenance

Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.

June 16, 2016

 

kniphofia flower and blue sky

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

June 9, 2016

 

Bill Larkin's annuals

F Words

If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.

June 2, 2016

 

black gamecock

Louisiana Iris

Part of my fascination with this iris is that the deer leave them alone.

May 26, 2016

 

spray

A Grave Mistake

...Realization dawned that I had, in my haste, picked up the wrong spray bottle!

May 19, 2016

 

corydalis

Picturesque Corydalis

In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...

May 12, 2016

 

creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

Never plant it where it borders a lawn; it will escape into the grass and be impossible to get rid of!

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