Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Maintenance

Haircuts for Summer Containers

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

Bulbs · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Garden Musings · Perennials · Shrubs

Garden of Hans Hansen

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

Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Perennials

Sanguisorba ‘Little Angel’ – A Cutie for the Garden

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