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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.

June 29, 2017

 

Plant tags.

Reading Tags

Before we purchase new plants for our gardens, we should always read the plant tags carefully.

May 18, 2017

 

Mulch.

Benefits Of Mulch

Mulch helps plants remain healthier and hardier by insulating and reducing weeds.

October 15, 2015

 

Thalictrum aquilegifolium (var. intermedium).

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

August 27, 2015

 

Clay soil.

Drainage

It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.

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...

August 28, 2014

 

Butterfly and Joe-Pye weed.

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

July 31, 2014

 

Chelone lyonii.

Snappy Little Turtleheads

An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.

April 14, 2011

 

Container Preparations: New, Rich Soil And Good Drainage Holes

Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.

November 4, 2010

 

To Be Remedied Next Summer

In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.

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