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July 7, 2016

 

yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

Rudbeckia Hirta

Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.

June 23, 2016

 

a man raking leaves under a tree

Maintenance

Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.

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.

May 19, 2016

 

corydalis

Picturesque Corydalis

In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...

December 10, 2015

 

garden bed design, unification

Accidental Unification

I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...

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 29, 2015

 

creeping jenny

Thugs Of The Garden

These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.

October 22, 2015

 

bloodroot

Flowers For Shade

It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.

October 8, 2015

 

accent bulbs

Unusual Bulbs That Draw The Eye

Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.

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