At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.
My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.
I am trying to grow more shrubs that fruit at different times of the year in order to provide a continuous buffet and attract birds to my garden.
White blooms combine so well with other flowers and help make their companions pop!
Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.
Fall is a good time to plant new shrubs that will improve the winter landscape. Some shrub genera include both evergreen and deciduous species.
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.
In the dog days of summer, walking through the garden is certainly preferable to working in it.