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April 7, 2016

 

hyacinths

Garden Hyacinth

One of the many pleasures of springtime is smelling the perfume of hyacinths...

February 4, 2016

 

hydrangea in winter.

Winter Musings

As we await winter's end, here are some thoughtful quotes to help get us through the cold, dark season.

January 28, 2016

 

Tradescant the younger

John Tradescant The Younger

A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.

January 21, 2016

 

Tradescant the elder

John Tradescant The Elder

This late 16th-century English plantsman is regarded as one of the first significant and probably the most influential of early English garden designers.

December 10, 2015

 

garden bed design, unification

Accidental Unification

I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...

October 22, 2015

 

bloodroot

Flowers For Shade

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

June 5, 2014

 

sky pencil

Living Columns

Narrow shrubs are referred to as columnar in shape, and they are ideal for a small garden.

September 26, 2013

 

globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

August 22, 2013

 

peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 1, 2013

 

bleeding heart 'gold heart'

Eye-Catching Chartreuse

I have recently become besotted with chartreuse foliage, even though, or perhaps because, it is a color that I have never been able to wear.

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