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Get past August “Grr” with garden gifts all year long

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 Posted in Summer plants, bees, birds, butterflies, caterpillars, early spring flowers, native plants, philosophy, snow, winter color | 18 Comments »

In August, when gardeners flag “a little,” sometimes we need a boost to get past the “Grrr” and remember the gifts we’ve given ourselves, our neighbors, and our wildlife. In our gardens, we give the gift of life to the creatures ...

Garden Psychology: What Does Your Garden Say About You?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 Posted in Insects, annuals, bees, butterflies, garden design, lawn replace, philosophy, recipes, vegetables | 14 Comments »

“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” Alfred Austin Like our home’s interior, our gardens reflect our essential selves at truly ground level. What do our gardens say about us? Risk or safety (the gambler in ...

Creating Tomorrow’s Garden Today!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, books, bulbs, butterflies, caterpillars, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, lawns, master gardeners, native plants, philosophy | 8 Comments »

Things have changed a lot since I was a kid and had the job to rake leaves from under shrubs to tidy up. As an adult, I’ve watched gardening philosophy among the backyard populace—mine included—gradually head back to the sustainable ...

Read your garden’s rule book|Mueller restoration

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 Posted in bulbs, drought, garden design, native plants, philosophy, pruning, roses, winter color | 12 Comments »

Crazy days weather! Narcissus ‘Abba’ is an early performer, but a few weeks earlier this year. Primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is a little ahead of schedule, too. It’s a bit early for silver germander (Teucrium fruticans), though flower “scouts” are not unusual. Generally, it ...