Posts tagged summer

April 29, 2010

 

garlic chives

Garlic Chives’ Many Virtues Makes Them Worth The Bother

Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.

August 13, 2009

 

A gorgeous bouqet of read and orange freesias.

Build a Bouquet

In the dog days of summer, walking through the garden is certainly preferable to working in it.

October 18, 2007

 

red rose

Robust Roses

Find out the key to growing great roses, even in unpredictable midwest weather.

October 11, 2007

 

gaillardia flower

Gaillardia

Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

July 26, 2007

 

flower garden in Belgium

Serendipity and Design

The price one pays for this indulgence is that once something flowers it usually self seeds. Before long the garden's original design becomes blurred...

July 5, 2007

 

purple chrysanthemums

Overachievers

Take a deep breath, pick up your clippers and shear these plants back right now.

November 23, 2006

 

blushing bride hydrangeas

A New Introduction

I have been reading about a new hydrangea that should be available in our local nurseries next spring. I have already put it on my "must have" list.

September 1, 2005

 

blooming lespedeza

Lespedeza

Lespedeza is one of the best flowering shrubs for late summer and early fall. It has long arching stems weighed down by large sprays of purple pea flowers.

July 7, 2005

 

haning lobelia plant

Lobelia

The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.

June 3, 2005

 

lavender in basket

Lavender

A native of the Mediterranean region, it resists settling into Midwestern gardens unless we pamper it a bit.

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