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
Thanks to a spring storm that brought 50+ mph winds through my landscape, I was outside a couple days ago picking up hundreds of sticks. In between endless gardener toe touches – see stick, bend over, pick up stick, stand up, repeat – I snapped a few photos of the flowers and new growth happening… Continue reading My Early Spring Garden
Much of the shade in my landscape is provided by silver maples. These trees have ravenous roots that selfishly drink up the water Mother Nature provides leaving little for other plants. Thirsty prima donnas don’t have much of a chance, so I grow sturdy perennials that can adapt to drier conditions. I love astilbes but… Continue reading Grow Astilbe chinensis!