Joe Pye weed has captured my heart. I love the whole family of Eupatorium (or at least all the members of the family I have met so far). They add color and texture to the garden when it needs it most – in summer and fall – and grow in a wide variety of locations… Continue reading Joe Pye Weed: Every garden needs some!
I was recently invited as part of the Association of Garden Communicators to the city of Buffalo to witness the impact gardens have made on the revitalization of the city. I met passionate people eager to better their beloved city and toured neighborhood gardens, urban farms and city parks. Here’s what I learned: Buffalonians may… Continue reading Buffalo: A City of Gardeners
I was so happy the rain came Monday night instead of during the day on Tuesday – my one day each week to spend in the garden. I decided to tackle a garden area yet to make it to the top of the Reclaim my Gardens, Reclaim my Life list and began weeding at one… Continue reading Cup Plants: Great for Pollinators & Summer Showers
Sometimes I believe I live a blessed life. As the manager of The Planter’s Palette, I have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other garden-focused events where I see incredible plants – many before they are introduced to the general public. A few weeks ago, Ball Horticultural Co. hosted their annual Ball Seed Field… Continue reading Ball Seed Field Day – 2017
It is not uncommon for gardeners to get frustrated about weeds growing in their gardens. It seems as soon as we head in the house, thistles, clover, creeping Charlie and all the others exploit our absence and grow … well … like weeds. I knew a few years ago when I shifted my priorities from… Continue reading Perfect Moments in an Imperfect Garden