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July 23, 2015




A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.

February 5, 2015



Evergreen Trees

The texture of evergreens contribute significantly to the winter landscape.

September 26, 2013


globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

August 8, 2013


red-veined sorrel, feverfew

Herbal Companions Help To Fill Out A Bouquet

Just about any herb you grow can be used as filler to increase the impact of a few garden flowers in a vase.

July 4, 2013


luminous white blossoms

Luminous White Blossoms

Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.

November 1, 2012


Zinnia bicolor

Intricate Patterns Offer Sense Of Order

During the busy gardening season, I spend so much time outdoors that order often eludes me inside my house.

December 22, 2011


spruce needles

“Focus On Foliage” In Holiday Arrangements

In December, there are varied types of evergreen foliage that can be used to contrast form, color and texture in vases and centerpieces.

November 17, 2011


Creating A Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Texture

The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.

October 7, 2010


borrowed views

Borrowed Views: Neighbors’ Gardens Frame Plantings In One’s Own

Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.

October 8, 2009


A pond surrounded by a Japanese garden elaborately textured with various plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.

Layering Plants And Adding Texture To A Landscape

Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.

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