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September 11, 2014

 

shady plants

Shady But Dry

Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...

August 28, 2014

 

sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

July 31, 2014

 

turtlehead

Snappy Little Turtleheads

An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.

April 14, 2011

 

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Container Preparations: New, Rich Soil And Good Drainage Holes

Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.

November 4, 2010

 

next summer flower bed-crop

To Be Remedied Next Summer

In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.

July 17, 2008

 

yellow ligularia in the shade

Color in Shade

Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.

June 19, 2008

 

Baby's breath

Baby’s Breath

Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...

September 6, 2007

 

purple and pink asters

Asters Short and Tall

Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.

May 31, 2007

 

tiarella in shade

Tiarella: Foamflowers

Many white flowers bloom in May, but the tiarella is one of the only ones to bloom so prettily in the shade.

July 28, 2005

 

canna flowers

Canna

If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.

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