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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.

July 4, 2013

 

luminous white blossoms

Luminous White Blossoms

Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.

June 20, 2013

 

mature gardens

Mature Gardens

If you want to see a well-behaved garden, visit one that is about three years old.

April 11, 2013

 

bluebell drifts

Drifts Of Color

Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?

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