Plants, like people, often seem better because of the virtues of others.
All plants that winter indoors at my house are hosed off to rid them of pests and given a dose of fertilizer.
It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.
White gardens are tranquil and calming and reward their owners with their soothing ambience.
Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.
In September we get our houseplants ready to move back indoors.
"A rose is a rose is a rose." However all plants we call geraniums are not geraniums; some are really pelargoniums.
Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.