Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.
Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.
September is an excellent time to walk around your garden and take stock.
Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.
Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.
Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.
Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.