Wow! I walked around the corner to the sunny side of our property and there it was – my fringe tree in full bloom. I stopped dead in my tracks and gazed at it. I planted it almost five years ago when it was quite small and here it was, now six feet tall and… Continue reading Fringe Trees are Fantastic!
If your garden has become a collection of deadheads devoid of color, plant some shrubs and perennials that bloom like crazy in August. Here are some of the plants that keep my gardens in full color in late summer. Hydrangeas are in their glory. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ is doing her thing in one of the… Continue reading Color in the Late Summer Garden
The Independent Garden Center (IGC) show was held last week at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Vendors from all over the country came to show off their plants, garden décor and supplies, pots, tools and just about anything else you might find at your local garden center. Garden center buyers jostled for position at their favorite booths… Continue reading 7 New Plants & Products at IGC Show
I am a plant lover. All right, truth be told, I am a plant addict. I fed my addiction for almost 20 years while working at a garden center. New plants found their way into my car almost every day. Plants have come and gone in my landscape, sometimes by my choice and sometimes by… Continue reading 5 Plants I Wish I Never Planted
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