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.

Annuals · Garden Design · Perennials · Shrubs

Add pizzazz to the garden with purple!

  Purple in the Garden was the title of a talk I recently presented to the Mt. Prospect Garden Club. I was thrilled when they requested this particular topic because I love purple. This mix of the primary colors red and blue brings out the best in neighboring plants. It eases the harshness of red… Continue reading Add pizzazz to the garden with purple!

Bulbs · Garden Musings · Perennials · Shrubs · Trees

Take a very early spring walk through my landscape.

Although we may still have some winter-like days ahead, spring seems to be arriving early this year. I took a walk through my gardens to see what the warmer temperatures have encouraged, and I was pleased to see signs of spring everywhere. Let’s take a walk together. In the rock garden, crocus foliage is emerging.… Continue reading Take a very early spring walk through my landscape.