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 · Perennials · Shrubs · Wildlife in the Garden

Take a walk through the fall garden with me.

Unlike the multitude of summer blooms, each and every flower in my October landscape is cherished. My standards for foliage ease, too. Some ragged or cold-nipped leaves don’t send me running for a pair of pruners. With winter nipping at my heels, I have a greater appreciation for the beauty, and more tolerance for imperfection,… Continue reading Take a walk through the fall garden with me.

Container Gardening · Shrubs

Hydrangea ‘Bobo’ is quickly becoming a favorite!

I love hydrangeas. Their voluptuous blooms are magnificent in my summer landscape. Some are revealed while walking in the shade garden; others demand attention as they shamelessly flaunt their flowers in sunny borders. Hybridizers have been hard at work creating so many cultivars it’s hard to keep up, but I do my very best to… Continue reading Hydrangea ‘Bobo’ is quickly becoming a favorite!