Archive for Category: "Garden"
Every year mid-June I am faced with a dilemma. I have a few leftover plants that were dug up in the planting process in early spring: a few perennials without a home, a few vegetables left in a 6 pack, a few flowers that did not work out where I expected. I have started putting [...]
Today I share with you a random happy event that occurred in my garden. I used to be a person that believed in weeding and cleaning a garden to perfection. Ridiculousness from end to end. What was I thinking? I was missing that the beauty is in the imperfection. I have since adopted a different [...]
Today I celebrate the beauty in my garden with an almost Wordless Wednesday post – White Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ ) in the back shade garden. They make me smile. How’s your garden growing this fine May day?
Every year at the beginning of the season I try to find a unique little plant gift I can give visitors that come to visit my garden. Sometimes I give them my book, sometimes I dig up and split perennials, and last season I planted Aloe plants in little clay pots and lined my front [...]
Because so many gardeners I know are doing inspirational gardening I wanted to introduce you to them. In 2013 I am continuing my series all about garden friends who are interesting, amazing, and have fascinating garden stories. Here’s my friend Carolyn Binder – Cowlick Cottage Farm is one of my favorite blogs ever. Filled with [...]
Mix it up with a fun annual combination – I planted several containers with purple and green mixes I adore and tucked them on tables and benches for a shock of unexpected color. Above the container was in full sun and below the container was in shade. You see a tropical plant from Plants Nouveau, [...]
Today I woke up and the front lawn was smothered in crabapple snow. I have horrid allergies to tree pollen, so every day of gardening while the 35 year old white tree is in bloom is painful for me. Yet when I walked out this morning, coffee in hand, and saw this orange Geum ‘Sea [...]
When my youngest daughter was tiny she became fascinated by a purple flower in the garden. She would say, “Mama, there are aliens in our garden!” Without a doubt, the Allium Globemaster looks like a little man with a purple head standing above the rest of the perennials. Part of what makes me love gardening [...]
Every season, no matter what that season might be, my 12 year old daughter and I are presented with a view. Out the front window to the garden, that is. We call it “TV”. You know, “Fall TV” or “Summer TV”. Currently we are in “Spring TV” and the show is quite tree-spectacular. We sit [...]
Mother Nature Network has started a great educational push to teach people how to grow their own groceries and make a difference in community. This week they invited me to participate as the host for a Google+ Hangout episode right in my front lawn veggie garden. Our episode this week was focused on teaching viewers [...]