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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.

June 7, 2012

 

Bee balm/Mondarda

Plants We Collect

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.

April 19, 2012

 

Helenium

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.

November 3, 2011

 

cat in catmint

Tried And True Plants

As I look at my fall garden, I am reminded of the plants that persist year after year regardless of both neglect and challenging weather conditions.

October 27, 2011

 

iris

Fall Divisions: A Good Time To Fill In The Blanks

Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.

September 22, 2011

 

Colorful flower garden.

Pleasing Color Schemes

When we consistently plant the colors we like, it usually happens that the color scheme pleases us overall.

February 3, 2011

 

contour planting-edit

Contour Planting Slows Runoff And Reduces Erosion

Contour planting is also popular along highways, in public parks, and in private gardens as a method of conserving water and avoiding water pollution.

January 13, 2011

 

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Winter Views

Garden designers suggest that a third of garden plants should be evergreen so that there is winter interest.

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