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Plants that Multitask

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in bees, bulbs, butterflies, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, healing gardens, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, ponds, rain water collection, wildlife | No Comments »

We know it’s not good to multitask, though plants do it all the time without winding up in a straitjacket. This firebush, (Hamelia patens) gladly screens a patio, feeds all kinds of bees—including carpenter bees—and sustains hummingbirds, too. Everybody's thrilled that ...

Cancer Healing Garden|Gomphrena|Vertical Growing Systems

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Posted in Vertical Growing Systems, annuals, crafts, cut flowers, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, healing gardens | 8 Comments »

First, around town Pride of Barbados has been going like gangbusters at the Posse East near UT. Like us all, they were a tad worried about it last winter. But mine is just crawling back while theirs is stopping traffic! That’s ...

Recycling a glass table top into water wall

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 Posted in garden design, healing gardens, recycling, water features | 19 Comments »

Since we featured Elayne Lansford’s Bottle World and healing garden, many of you have asked how to make her unique water wall from a recycled table top. If you missed the whole story, here’s our garden visit, where Elayne found solace ...

What’s your plant personality? How does it heal you?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, books, destinations, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, healing gardens, philosophy, pruning, roses | 13 Comments »

Quick, tell me, pick a word to describe the personality of a plant in your garden. My word for newly opened Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’: “Dreamy.” My silver germander? Hmm. . . “Convivial.” I bring up this word game thanks to Antique Rose Emporium ...