Many gardeners are continually on the lookout for the newest compact cultivars to add to their gardens. Maybe it is because after years of gardening they are running out of room. Perhaps they have moved to a downsized home with a downsized garden. Or maybe their hearts just soften at the sight of little cuties… Continue reading Tall Perennials Offer Big Show
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
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!
Neighbors are wonderful. They are nearby for impromptu gatherings around the fire pit. They get your mail and water your plants when you are on vacation. Their kids may even help you weed in the summer or shovel the snow from your driveway in winter. And, of course, they stand ready to save dinner when… Continue reading Planting for Privacy