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September 1, 2016

 

taking stock

Taking Stock

September is an excellent time to walk around your garden and take stock.

June 23, 2016

 

a man raking leaves under a tree

Maintenance

Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.

December 3, 2015

 

combinations of colors

Combinations

Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.

September 17, 2015

 

September planting

September Planting

Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.

September 10, 2015

 

dying plant

False Economy

Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.

September 3, 2015

 

Russian sage

Plant Partners

Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!

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.

October 3, 2013

 

rejuvenation

Rejuvenation: Making An Old Flower Bed Young Again

I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.

July 4, 2013

 

luminous white blossoms

Luminous White Blossoms

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

July 19, 2012

 

purple and white flowers

Color Combinations

My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.

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