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October 15, 2015


meadow rue

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

August 27, 2015




It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.

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



Snappy Little Turtleheads

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

April 14, 2011


container prep-edit

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'.

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