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September 17, 2015


September planting

September Planting

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: 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



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.

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