I don’t have a watering system, so I get tired of watering when there are long periods of hot, dry summer weather. Here in the Midwest when it is over 90F, potted plants need watering twice a day and beds on slopes do too. It is a chore that makes me wish I had more drought tolerant plantings. Read More »
White blooms combine so well with other flowers and help make their companions pop!
Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.
More and more gardeners are seeking information about sustainability.
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!
These trumpet lilies are fragrant, and the pure white blooms are lovely in flower arrangements.
Allium ‘Millennium’ can be planted in the spring and reliably bloom in the heat of summer.
Remember the danger of sudden spring frosts and wait to set out your tender annuals.
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.
Photos of this new generation of Heucheras are irresistible. I plan to order as many as I can afford for spring planting!
The whole garden looks better if plants are deadheaded, so it is a good thing.
The earliest iris to bloom is the petite Iris reticulata.
Hosack realized the need for a public garden as a research facility for medical scientists and their students.
Quite a number of flowering annuals can be started by sowing their seeds directly into the garden.
Before long, some of the earliest flowers to bloom will be stirring in our gardens.
Here are some interesting things said by some interesting people. Plus, my personal advice to you in January.
Lindsay was the Grande Dame of gardening in a time when ladies did not have professional careers.
Thomas Church (1902-78) was a garden designer whose style was a response to California's specific type of lifestyle and climate.
This winter I have been reading some garden writers’ words of wisdom, which now I will share with you.
Just one rose floating in a small bowl, presented with a heartfelt message, written or verbal, will be treasured.
Most of us are familiar with the old-fashioned, white mop-head blossoms of the popular hydrangea variety ‘Annabelle.’
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.
Hydrangeas are some of the most beautiful as well as durable shrubs in our gardens.