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May 7, 2020


hot & dry-xeroscaped yard

White In May

White blooms combine so well with other flowers and help make their companions pop!


April 30, 2020


Hollow stems in a jar of water.

Hollow Stems: Preparing Them For Arrangement

Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.


April 23, 2020


Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Gardening Trends

More and more gardeners are seeking information about sustainability.


April 16, 2020


White blooms of the invasive Bishop's weed.

Perennial Challenges

A novice gardener once told me that she was only going to plant perennials, as they did not need any care. If only that was true!


April 9, 2020


White Easter Lily.

Easter Lily

These trumpet lilies are fragrant, and the pure white blooms are lovely in flower arrangements.


April 2, 2020


Allum, purple blossoms

Planning Ahead for Summer Alliums

Allium ‘Millennium’ can be planted in the spring and reliably bloom in the heat of summer.


March 26, 2020


Daffodils caught in a surprise snow.


Remember the danger of sudden spring frosts and wait to set out your tender annuals.

March 19, 2020


Outdoor thermometer

Air Temps

Do not take risks by setting out your annual plants too soon.

March 12, 2020



Outwitting the Weather

Frost dates are very important.

March 5, 2020


Red clay soil

Clay is Okay

Many of us with clay soil complain loudly about it, and it’s true that gardens with clay soil can be hard to dig. Nonetheless, it has its virtues.

February 27, 2020


Pink-peachy colored coral bells plant

A New Generation of Coral Bells

Photos of this new generation of Heucheras are irresistible. I plan to order as many as I can afford for spring planting!

February 20, 2020


Deadheading a plant.

Deadheading: It Keeps the Color Coming

The whole garden looks better if plants are deadheaded, so it is a good thing.

February 13, 2020


Roses in Words

Roses in Words

In February, it is appropriate to think about roses.

February 6, 2020


The purple bloom of Iris reticulate in early spring.

Tiny but Tough

The earliest iris to bloom is the petite Iris reticulata.

January 30, 2020


Painting of the Elgin Botanic Garden (ca. 1810)

David Hosack

Hosack realized the need for a public garden as a research facility for medical scientists and their students.

January 23, 2020


Hand full of flower seeds.

Easy Does It

Quite a number of flowering annuals can be started by sowing their seeds directly into the garden.

January 16, 2020


Photo of native Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) in flower.

Spring Ephemerals

Before long, some of the earliest flowers to bloom will be stirring in our gardens.

January 9, 2020


Doll in snowshoes wearing a bikini.

Interesting Quotes

Here are some interesting things said by some interesting people. Plus, my personal advice to you in January.

January 2, 2020


The parterre at Blickling with hardy perennials, remade in 1932 by Norah Lindsay.

Norah Lindsay

Lindsay was the Grande Dame of gardening in a time when ladies did not have professional careers.

December 26, 2019


Landscape architect Thomas Church standing in Martin Garden, 1949 (black and white image).

Thomas Church in California

Thomas Church (1902-78) was a garden designer whose style was a response to California's specific type of lifestyle and climate.

December 19, 2019


Coffee mug on a winter windowsill.

Winter Words of Wisdom

This winter I have been reading some garden writers’ words of wisdom, which now I will share with you.

December 12, 2019


Rose floating in glass bowl.

Sweet & Simple

Just one rose floating in a small bowl, presented with a heartfelt message, written or verbal, will be treasured.

December 5, 2019


Vintage photo of two small children next to an enormous smooth hydrangea.

Smooth Hydrangeas

Most of us are familiar with the old-fashioned, white mop-head blossoms of the popular hydrangea variety ‘Annabelle.’

November 28, 2019


Hydrangea shrub with both pink and blue flowers.

Changing Color

Sometimes soil can be just slightly acid or neutral with a PH of 6 or 7 and you will get a mix of both pink and blue flowers on the same plant.

November 21, 2019


Climbing hydrangea.

Old Wood, New Wood

Hydrangeas are some of the most beautiful as well as durable shrubs in our gardens.

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