Perennials

Perennials with Colorful Fall Foliage

When we think of fall color in the landscape, we picture the vibrant foliage of trees and shrubs – the brilliantly-colored leaves of orange, red, purple and yellow glowing against clear blue skies. We can also bring the flamboyant colors of fall to the floor of our landscapes, too. Perennials are most often chosen for… Continue reading Perennials with Colorful Fall Foliage

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Thankful for the Garden

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I am counting my blessings. Family and friends top my list of things for which I am most thankful, but my garden follows close behind. I took a few moments to remember the past year in the garden and sum it up in a letter of thankfulness. Dearest… Continue reading Thankful for the Garden

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Take a walk through the November garden with me.

Even though the flowers are fading in my landscape, color abounds. Take a walk with me through my gardens in November. Fall foliage, in all the shades of autumn, are on display. While flashy foliage is the main attraction throughout the landscape, there are some flowers that have yet to receive the news it is… Continue reading Take a walk through the November garden with me.

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Walk through Cantigny Gardens with me.

Needing some fall color therapy, I headed over to Cantigny Park before work earlier this week. The autumn splendor of the gardens was magical. Just outside the Visitors Center, majestic trees in orange and yellow offered a glimpse of what the gardens had to offer. A squirrel photo bombed! The symmetrical design of mums, flowering… Continue reading Walk through Cantigny Gardens with me.