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

Bulbs · Container Gardening · Garden Musings · Perennials · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening

Best of Garden with Diana – 2016

On December 29, 2015, I wrote the very first post on Garden with Diana. It has been quite a year sharing some pretty cool events; amazing people, plants and gardens; and useful garden projects and methods. These were the most popular posts in 2016. Winter Window Boxes took readers through the process – step by… Continue reading Best of Garden with Diana – 2016

Annuals · Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Perennials · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening

Take a walk through the early summer garden.

Even though the weeds are winning the war in my landscape, I take a few moments every day to walk through my landscape enjoying fresh blooms, plant combinations that work, and vignettes I got right. Why don’t you walk along with me today? The hummingbirds are as happy as I am that Salvia ‘Black &… Continue reading Take a walk through the early summer garden.

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Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’ is a four-season beauty!

When I purchased a Blue Muffin viburnum several years ago, the sign at the garden center promised a shrub growing three to five feet tall and three to four feet wide. This was just the size I thought I needed to fit between two peony bushes on the west side of the deck off our… Continue reading Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’ is a four-season beauty!