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January 28, 2016

 

Tradescant the younger

John Tradescant The Younger

A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.

January 21, 2016

 

Tradescant the elder

John Tradescant The Elder

This late 16th-century English plantsman is regarded as one of the first significant and probably the most influential of early English garden designers.

January 14, 2016

 

catmint

Compact Catmint

I have quite a bit of catmint in my garden, but sadly I don’t have a cat...

January 7, 2016

 

Coral bells

Luscious Foliage

Coral bells have gorgeous foliage that present endless possibilities.

December 31, 2015

 

monet's gardens.

Giverny

During Monet’s lifetime, his two chief priorities were his painting and his flower gardening, but they were actually inseparable.

December 24, 2015

 

holiday reds.

Holiday Red

A single bloom cut from a poinsettia plant, with a short stem in a low vase, is also a space saving and inexpensive decoration for the holiday dinner table.

December 17, 2015

 

latin terms

Latin & Greek Terms

Botanical Latin has a large number of words for the colors yellow and white...

December 10, 2015

 

garden bed design, unification

Accidental Unification

I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...

December 3, 2015

 

combinations of colors

Combinations

Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.

November 26, 2015

 

canadensis

Plant Origins

Sometimes plants are given names that identify them with their geographical origin.

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