Archive for the ‘container gardens’ Category

Let’s Go Wild with Plants & Ponds

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Posted in Tours, children, container gardens, fairy gardens, garden clubs, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, organic fertilizers, patio plants, ponds, shade plants, water features, young gardeners | 3 Comments »

Rudbeckia and beebalm (bee balm): What a pleasing combination for us and the wildlife. Even better, this cheery team was planted by the children at Oak Hill Elementary! At home, my Peter’s Purple beebalm finally settled in after Daphne ...

Scootin’ into Summer

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Crinum lilies, Nurseries, Summer plants, annuals, container gardens, cut flowers, herbs, roses | 2 Comments »

Jerusalem sage, like this one at Georgetown’s Monument Cafe, loves that the heat is on. Not so my Angelica pachycarpa. Its glossy foliage dominated a wide spot under a deciduous tree all winter. Soon, its leaves will ornament the compost pile. ...

Little views + fairy gardens and terrariums

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bulbs, children, companion plants, container gardens, fairy gardens, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, lawn replace, mushrooms, terrariums | No Comments »

Sometimes we luck into perfect little frames, like ‘Black Pearl’ pepper with fall asters. A hard freeze will really blacken that pearl, but I’ll plant more next spring. They liven up asters’ stolid green foliage until explosion time. The great thing ...

Fall into organic vegetables

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, children, container gardens, cut flowers, garden bloggers, vegetables, young gardeners | 4 Comments »

Off we head to a new season of wonder! For me, it’s been another tough year, since rain has been rather skimpy at my end of the cloud.  One bright spot was ‘Mystery Crinum’ that finally bloomed. Now, that’s not its ...