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January 25, 2018

 

Bumble Bee covered with pollen.

Pollinator Plants

This year, I’m going to buy more plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators.

January 18, 2018

 

Rocky Mountain blazing star, (Liatris ligulistylis).

Liatris Is A Monarch Magnet

Liatris attracts lots of those lovely Monarch butterflies into our gardens.

August 3, 2017

 

Monarda, a.k.a. Bee Balm. (Can you see the hummingbird?)

Dedicated Beds

I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.

July 27, 2017

 

Colorful blooms.

Bloom Sequences

Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.

May 25, 2017

 

Iris spuria 'Cinnabar Red'.

Iris Parade

Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.

May 4, 2017

 

Zone map.

Hardiness Zones

Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.

September 22, 2016

 

Clethra alnifolia.

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

October 15, 2015

 

Thalictrum aquilegifolium (var. intermedium).

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

June 25, 2015

 

Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

March 19, 2015

 

Foliage and flower buds of Syringa reticulata.

Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac is a useful, adaptable ornamental tree.

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