Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.
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...
I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...
Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.
Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.
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.
It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.
Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.