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November 17, 2016

 

Vita and Harold

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

August 25, 2016

 

opal basil

Contributing Partners For Flower Arrangements

A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.

June 16, 2016

 

kniphofia flower and blue sky

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

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.

November 12, 2015

 

penstemons

Penstemons

Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.

October 15, 2015

 

meadow rue

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

August 13, 2015

 

Verbena bonariensis

Tall, Skinny, Sun-Loving Verbena Bonariensis

This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.

August 21, 2014

 

xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.

September 26, 2013

 

globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

May 23, 2013

 

dill

Fillers Supplement Flowers In A Bouquet

At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.

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