Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Garden Design · Perennials · Shrubs

Color in the Late Summer Garden

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

Annuals · Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden Maintenance · Garden Musings · Perennials · Tropicals

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

This is the time of year we reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead. As I plan my posts for 2018, it is fun to look back to find which ones were the most popular in 2017, the posts that caught your attention more than others. I hope you enjoy another look at… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Birds in the Garden · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Disease in the Garden · Garden Maintenance · Perennials · Pests in the Garden

Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

To cut back or not to cut back? That is a question gardeners ask when temperatures cool, leaves turn color, and days grow shorter. Most perennials don’t care if they are cut back in fall or left standing in the garden until spring. Gardeners, on the other hand, may have strong opinions on the subject.… Continue reading Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Perennials

Joe Pye Weed: Every garden needs some!

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!