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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

 

perennials

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

 

iris

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

 

Chrysanthemum_Dance

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.

November 17, 2005

 

bare garden in fall

A Garden’s Language

Fall is really about delayed gratification; we know our perennials will come into flower again as the seasons unfold.

October 20, 2005

 

dividing perennials

Dividing Perennials

Grab a spade, and remind yourself that most gardeners learn their best lesson through trial and error.

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