The landscape of Ellen Ash is the tale of two gardens. One is magnificent and sophisticated; the other is a series of whimsical surprises. Take a walk through both with me. A Japanese maple commands attention in the front landscape. The dry creek bed is decorative, but also moves excess storm water when necessary. Coming… Continue reading The Garden of Ellen Ash
When you read this, I will probably be on a plane on my way to my first Garden Bloggers Fling in Washington, D.C. I am so excited to spend time with other garden-loving folks while walking through amazing public and private gardens in the nation’s capitol, Maryland and Virginia. And I can’t wait to share… Continue reading Walk through my Early Summer Landscape
The National Garden Bureau has named 2017 the Year of the Rose. Just the thought of growing roses strikes fear in the hearts of many gardeners. How can a plant so beautiful be so intimidating? Maybe it is because they are seen growing in large formal collections in botanical gardens. Maybe it is their place… Continue reading Grow Roses!
I think we all have fragrances that, when they make their way to our noses, magically transport us to a favorite place or memory. For me, it is the scent of lilacs (Syringa vulgaris). When I breathe in their sweet perfume, I am a little girl in my mother’s garden, holding as many stems of… Continue reading Lilacs: Grow the Fragrance of Nostalgia
A couple days ago, I sat on my front porch looking out over a pot filled with Antique Shades pansies and breathed in the heavenly fragrance of the Judd viburnum right behind. I marveled at the beauty of the crabapple’s dark pink buds beginning to open, revealing pristine white flowers. I decided to walk through… Continue reading Walk through my Spring Landscape