Plants, like people, often seem better because of the virtues of others.
If you have time, perhaps you will share some of your tricks in the comments below.
It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.
When buying plants for hanging baskets remind yourself of the old saying: one should include “a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.”
I just can’t seem to get enough of these dark-colored plants in my garden.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.
Plants go in and out of fashion, and Coleus seems to be making a fashion comeback.
And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.
"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."