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October 17, 2013



Cool Shade

Site each plant in a spot that fits its requirements for sun or shade, as the correct location is crucial to long-term success!

January 3, 2013



Native Sumacs

Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.

November 29, 2012


common witch hazel

Autumn-Blooming Witch Hazel

Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.

October 11, 2012



Re-Planting Perennials

Tips for planting or transplanting perennials in the fall.

November 17, 2011


Creating A Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Texture

The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.

October 27, 2011



Fall Divisions: A Good Time To Fill In The Blanks

Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.

October 7, 2010


borrowed views

Borrowed Views: Neighbors’ Gardens Frame Plantings In One’s Own

Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.

September 23, 2010



Perennial Mums

To grow mums as perennials here in the Midwest, it is best to buy small plants in the spring and pinch them back in the summer for more blooms in the fall.

November 12, 2009


A Thanksgiving Centerpiece with pumpkins, squash, cranberries, and cinnamon.

Thanksgiving Decor With Fruit, Foliage And (Of Course!) Flowers

I feel compelled to remember our foremothers during Thanksgiving who have been busy preparing bountiful as well as beautiful Thanksgiving tables.

August 28, 2008


white blossoms of serviceberry shrub

Colorful Shrubs

Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.

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