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October 11, 2007


gaillardia flower


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


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 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


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

June 3, 2005


lavender in basket


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

December 10, 2004


amaryllis bulb in pot


An amaryllis bulb is a gift that keeps on giving.

November 12, 2004


leaves in wind

The Poetry of Autumn

As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.

November 5, 2004


wilted cone flower

Garden Clean-up

And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.

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