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December 7, 2006

 

daffodil flowers in vase

Distraction

One of the disadvantages of gardening in a cold climate is that we have no flowers in our gardens at this time of the year.

November 2, 2006

 

rake with leaves leaning against wall

Fall Garden Chores

There is pleasure in just working outside since we realize winter will soon close in and closing us indoors.

October 26, 2006

 

man sawing border for flower bed

Revisions in Design

As the growing season ends and we look at our gardens with a critical eye, we often wonder if we should make changes in overall design.

September 28, 2006

 

beauty berry plant in autumn

Callicarpa

I was given my Callicarpa as a gift, and it is certainly a gift that keeps on giving.

September 14, 2006

 

queen of the night tulip

Touches of Black

So much has been written about color in the garden, but in recent years there has been a trend to include touches of black.

August 31, 2006

 

sunflower

Helianthus

I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

July 13, 2006

 

yellow desdemona in shade

Ligularia

Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.

April 7, 2006

 

epimedium plant

Epimedium

We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.

March 23, 2006

 

The forsythia

Brave Flowers Of March

With constant, changing weather patterns, March flowers have it rough. Learn about the "Brave Flowers of March" on this Focus on the Flowers.

February 26, 2006

 

A sprouting bulb.

Brave Early Bloomers

In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.

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