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September 7, 2017

 

Astilbe japonica 'Queen of Holland'.

Low Maintenance

Astilbes with varying bloom times can be used to create a lovely, low-maintenance shaded bed.

August 3, 2017

 

Monarda, a.k.a. Bee Balm. (Can you see the hummingbird?)

Dedicated Beds

I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.

July 13, 2017

 

Specimen of Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'.

Colorful Foliage

Foliage color can light up the landscape in all seasons of the year, not only in the fall...

October 6, 2016

 

American beautyberry in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas.

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.

September 22, 2016

 

Clethra alnifolia.

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

September 8, 2016

 

Actaea (a.k.a. Cimicifuga) simplex,Atropurpurea Group. There are several purple cultivars within this group...

Fall Planting

The cool fall weather causes plants that are new to your garden to transition more comfortably...

August 25, 2016

 

Opal basil looks great in a bouquet!

Contributing Partners For Flower Arrangements

A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.

July 28, 2016

 

Queen Anne's lace in a wildflower bouquet.

More Conditioning

Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .

June 9, 2016

 

Because his yard floods during periods of heavy rain, all of the annual plants on Bill Larkin's quarter acre lot are in pots or raised beds.

F Words

If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.

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