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September 22, 2016

 

Cletra alnifolia shrub

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

September 8, 2016

 

cimicifuga simplex

Fall Planting

The cool fall weather causes plants that are new to your garden to transition more comfortably...

August 25, 2016

 

opal basil

Contributing Partners For Flower Arrangements

A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.

July 28, 2016

 

Queen Anne's lace in a wildflower bouquet.

More Conditioning

Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .

June 9, 2016

 

Bill Larkin's annuals

F Words

If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.

May 19, 2016

 

corydalis

Picturesque Corydalis

In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...

May 12, 2016

 

creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

Never plant it where it borders a lawn; it will escape into the grass and be impossible to get rid of!

February 25, 2016

 

arum italicum

Arum Italicum

This hard-to-find arum really adds an exotic touch to my garden!

January 7, 2016

 

Coral bells

Luscious Foliage

Coral bells have gorgeous foliage that present endless possibilities.

August 20, 2015

 

curlicue sage

Durable Plants

Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.

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