With pruners in hand, I set out to do a little mid-summer maintenance on my containers. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions and herbs planted in containers on my deck were growing like crazy. They didn’t need haircuts, but the basil needed their flowers, just beginning to form, pinched. (If plants were allowed to flower, they would… Continue reading Haircuts for Summer Containers
When temperatures are high and the amount of rainfall is low, I am especially thankful for perennials, like yarrow, that scoff at summer’s dog days. In fact, yarrow prefers full sun and average soil with excellent drainage. Want to make yarrow unhappy? Plant it in fertile soil and water regularly. Native to Europe and parts… Continue reading Yay for Yarrow!
Michigan is not only home of the incredible rock garden of Chris Hansen, (If you missed that post, you can read it here.) but also the beautiful garden of Hans Hansen. These two amazing guys share a love of plants and a last name, but not a family history. Hans Hansen is the head of… Continue reading Garden of Hans Hansen
A mountain of mulch arrived one day. On the driveway, by truck, it was dumped. Ten yards – 18 by 13 by 3 feet at the peak, I was so happy and feeling quite pumped. With visions of weed-free, brown carpets of mulch Nestled around stems and trunks, I woke up the next morning, ready… Continue reading 10 Yards of Mulch – A Poem
You must know about Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’, a relatively new perennial. It is a real cutie! I first saw it in Tammy Schmitt’s garden while visiting gardens with fellow bloggers last summer. I was enchanted and knew I had to have some in my garden. Perfect for edging perennial borders, as an accent near… Continue reading Sanguisorba ‘Little Angel’ – A Cutie for the Garden