Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.
Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.
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.
Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.