A Temporary Transplant My first gardens were all about two kinds of plantings: vegetables and annuals. For one thing, I rented the home, and as a renter, a person is not very motivated to sink time, money, and effort into planting perennials and … [Read more...] about What’s So Great About Annual Flowers?
Why we work so hard in the garden is due to the beauty of colorful flowers. They are a large part of the attraction we have to growing certain plants.
Shirley poppies and Bachelor Buttons Not every garden writer alerts you to the fact that annuals can have seasons that are shorter than other choices. For places like Ohio which have hot summers, there are common annuals that only do well when … [Read more...] about 10 Cool Season Annual Flowers To Plant
I love it. It is a plant that I have been growing during most of my gardening career, starting with the first herb plants I tucked into my city lot garden. It was in that garden on Glen Echo Drive that I discovered how perfectly paired English … [Read more...] about Do You Like Lavender?
Glorious Lilies I mentioned that lilies do well for me. They do, but that doesn't mean I haven't had some learning experiences along the way. For one thing, I have a country garden with all the attendant critters that like to munch … [Read more...] about True Lilies
::repost::I can't wait until I get to smell the roses again.Paul Neyron, is an old fashioned rose. But nobody tells you that after heat, heavy rains, and the rest of the roses bloomtime being just about over and this guy is looking perfect and fresh … [Read more...] about Roses Scenting the Air
Flowers for the Guestroom...I love cut flowers, but I don't often create bouquets for the house. It is a gracious habit, however, and one which I think I will pay more attention to this year.The pictures above are of some flowers I originally had for … [Read more...] about The Vase of Flowers
it has been a dry fall, and the black gums and early maples are justbeginning to turn color. the trees have suffered from the dry july andaugust heat spell. some mid-aged red oaks look dead- leaves going fromgreen to brown in a week. a few showers … [Read more...] about lapis sky / shocking yellow / heliopsis!
Not much to view in the garden in terms of colorful blooms, but I took a ramble and captured some of the garden .... which I hope to write about soon. It is simply a case of being a little down and uninspired with the drought we are experiencing … [Read more...] about October Photos
"As much as I didn’t like my flowers at the time, I have with time, learned two important lessons. 1) don’t be talked into flowers that you don’t want, and write down those you do and 2) the flowers aren’t what make the day. As much as I love … [Read more...] about Wedding Flower Advice
A sampling of some flowers that bloom in June, here in my Central Ohio garden. I had plenty of deep blue larkspur and mammoth-sized dill that came up in the vegetable garden. The heat caused most things to go by all too quickly, and we have now … [Read more...] about June Flowers