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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

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Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Sometimes I believe I live a blessed life. As the manager of The Planter’s Palette, I have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other garden-focused events where I see incredible plants – many before they are introduced to the general public. A few weeks ago, Ball Horticultural Co. hosted their annual Ball Seed Field… Continue reading Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Garden Musings · Perennials

Perfect Moments in an Imperfect Garden

It is not uncommon for gardeners to get frustrated about weeds growing in their gardens. It seems as soon as we head in the house, thistles, clover, creeping Charlie and all the others exploit our absence and grow … well … like weeds. I knew a few years ago when I shifted my priorities from… Continue reading Perfect Moments in an Imperfect Garden