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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.

July 1, 2010


Malvas (Mallows): Self Seeding And Abundant For Bouquets

The malva plant is a mainstay in my cutting garden. There are both pink and white flowering malvas, and the blooms look like miniature hollyhocks.

June 17, 2010


Dwarf Spiraea Shrubs

There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.

May 20, 2010



Listening to the Iris

In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.

May 13, 2010


dying tulip

Death of A Flower

Most of us prefer tulips in a vase when they are closed or just partly open, rather than splayed outwards, wide open, just before the petals fall.

October 1, 2009


A deer in a garden.

Oh Dear! More Deer!

This is NOT about co-existence, it is about gardens that are completely over run by animals that create serious health and traffic hazards.

May 22, 2008


A Spirea bush.

Spiraea’s Assets

Learn about the classic Spiraea 'Bridal Wreath' on this Focus on Flowers.

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