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November 10, 2016

 

garden border

Beds & Borders

Most flower gardeners have either beds or borders or both.

November 3, 2016

 

digging

Digging

Recently, I’ve been digging quite a lot of holes for bulbs, and as I plant them I fantasize about how beautifully they will bloom next spring.

October 27, 2016

 

autumn bird

Autumn Poetry

George Eliot wrote, “Delicious autumn! …And if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

October 20, 2016

 

autumn leaves

October

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”

October 13, 2016

 

cuttings of geranium

Tricks!

A hard frost will kill off our annuals for good, but there are tricks we can try to get more treats from our annual purchases.

October 6, 2016

 

Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.

September 29, 2016

 

camassia root

Planting Camassia

Camassia's bloom spikes bear hundreds of starry, blue flowers that appear in succession over several weeks in the early summer garden.

September 22, 2016

 

Cletra alnifolia shrub

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

September 15, 2016

 

Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea Heaven

Some of their names are almost as lovely as the flowers themselves!

September 8, 2016

 

cimicifuga simplex

Fall Planting

The cool fall weather causes plants that are new to your garden to transition more comfortably...

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