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Homegrown perfume factory

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, garden design, native plants, passalong plants, roses, trees, wildlife | 14 Comments »

Right now, my garden is a perfume factory working overtime. Mountain laurel blossoms mingle with the sweetness of bridal-gowned Mexican plum. Beneficial insects swoop between them and ‘Spring Bouquet’ viburnums. As I pruned ‘Maggie’ at last, I had to stop now and ...

Drought-tough bulbs

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, books, bulbs, frost protection, garden design, garden designers, passalong plants | 8 Comments »

Spiderworts (Tradescantia gigantea) say, “Hey, what drought?!” These native early birds are already up. Like kids counting down to Santa, they can’t wait to open their presents to us come spring. Drought doesn’t scare off naturalizing rhizomes like spiderworts, or bulbs like ...

Tough plants for tough times|William Welch Heirloom Gardening in the South

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in books, bulbs, garden designers, lawns, passalong plants, ponds, roses, water features, water lilies | 14 Comments »

The garden’s under serious sag alert. Not many of my plants are whiners, but right now I need ear plugs. Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ didn’t join the chorus, though she delayed her yearly performance by about 10 days until she got ...