If you need a compact, mounding plant with a lot of pizzazz for the garden or containers, look no further than foamy bells. Heucherella is a cross of two genera – Heuchera (commonly called coral bells) and Tiarella (aka foamflower). They get their spectacular foliage color – apricot, bronze, coral, purple, chartreuse or silver –… Continue reading Heucherella: Best of Heuchera & Tiarella
When Pantone announces their color choice for the upcoming year, designers from a wide variety of industries take notice. We will likely see their pick in clothing, home furnishings and fabrics, paint, housewares, and even cosmetics. Pantone has chosen Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. They describe it as a symbol of… Continue reading Greenery is Pantone’s Color of the Year
I recently took a little time to review the past growing season while it was still fresh in my mind. I organized plant labels, seed packets, and notes; looked through photographs; and read entries in my garden journal. In January and February, I grew several varieties of amaryllis. They provided magnificent blooms for this winter… Continue reading Looking Back at the Season
Birds that decide to stay put instead of wintering in warmer haunts need our help to thrive in the cold weather ahead. In return for food, shelter and water, they repay our generosity with their songs, color and entertaining exploits. A bird-friendly garden is planted in layers. Large evergreens and shade trees form the top… Continue reading Keep birds happy and healthy in winter.
Whenever my spirits need lifting, I head to the garden. Thoughts become clearer, perspective is restored, priorities are realigned. I thought this was a perfect time to share some of my favorite photos of a recent tour of several Atlanta private gardens. Enjoy! If you are feeling disappointed, frustrated or angry, spend some time in… Continue reading Talk a walk through a few Atlanta private gardens.