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October 22, 2015



Flowers For Shade

It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.

August 14, 2014


strong color

Strong Colors

Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.

June 13, 2013


reformed snob

A Reformed Snob

Adversity has taught this gardener to cherish every flower that blooms, no matter what its color or its smell.

May 30, 2013


plant exchanges

Plant Exchanges

There are few events more satisfying than a good plant swap with serious gardeners, who don’t bring invasive species or other pests.

June 14, 2012


white tail deer


A story of conflict between one woman and a deer. Who will win?

June 7, 2012


Bee balm/Mondarda

Plants We Collect

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.

April 19, 2012



Preparing Now For September Color

Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.

April 12, 2012



Preparing For August Blooms: Top Midwestern Perennials

A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.

July 21, 2011


Uses For Lilies

Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.

July 7, 2011


japenese kerria

Japanese Kerria Has Multi-Season Appeal

If you need color in your shady woodland garden consider planting Japanese kerria, either as an accent or as a massed shrub border.

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