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December 21, 2017

 

Curly kale in pots looks lovely among other pots of annuals.

Co-Existence

Plants, like people, often seem better because of the virtues of others.

October 26, 2017

 

You can use those raked leaves as mulch.

Autumn Tricks

If you have time, perhaps you will share some of your tricks in the comments below.

September 28, 2017

 

Autumn heart.

Longer Autumns

It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.

May 11, 2017

 

Hanging baskets.

Hanging Baskets

When buying plants for hanging baskets remind yourself of the old saying: one should include “a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.”

October 23, 2014

 

A dark coleus alongside some plumey grass at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.

Dark Hues

I just can’t seem to get enough of these dark-colored plants in my garden.

July 4, 2013

 

Moonflowers in bloom.

Luminous White Blossoms

Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.

February 23, 2012

 

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.

Bill Larkin’s Seeds

In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.

September 15, 2005

 

Coleus

Plants go in and out of fashion, and Coleus seems to be making a fashion comeback.

November 5, 2004

 

Garden Clean-up

And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.

May 14, 2004

 

Annuals

"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."

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