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November 23, 2017

 

The deer left a few of my daylilies alone this year.

Successes & Failures

November is a good time to evaluate our successes and failures during the past growing season.

August 24, 2017

 

The High Line in NYC: Geranium maculatum, Dodecatheon media, Tiarella cordifolia, Oxalis violacea, and Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'.

Intermingling Plants

I read recently about a new gardening craze that is called “Intermingling Plants.”

May 12, 2016

 

Creeping Jenny.

Creeping Jenny

Never plant it where it borders a lawn; it will escape into the grass and be impossible to get rid of!

January 14, 2016

 

Nepeta x faassenii 'Blue Wonder' catmint at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Compact Catmint

I have quite a bit of catmint in my garden, but sadly I don’t have a cat...

January 7, 2016

 

Heuchera 'Ginger Ale'.

Luscious Foliage

Coral bells have gorgeous foliage that present endless possibilities.

November 5, 2015

 

Hosta, Cranesbill, and Sweet Woodruff.

Carpeting Plants

The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.

September 11, 2014

 

Shade plants under a tree at the Genevieve Green Gardens at the Ewing Cultural Center, Bloomington, Illinois.

Shady But Dry

Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...

May 16, 2013

 

Hay-scented fern.

Living Covers Stifle Weeds And Tie Plants Together Visually

Here are a few ground covers that I like to use to stifle the weeds and tie other plants together in a pleasing manner.

March 26, 2009

 

Flower Power

While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.

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