Today I was reading Teresa Byington's Garden Diary blog, and her post on Amaryllis bulbs. She brought back memories of the winter windowsill plantings through the years, including some Amaryllis. As she mentions, this is really easy … [Read more...] about Growing Indoor Flowers In December
Which Flowers Did Monet Grow? Many of us are familiar with Claude Monet's luminous paintings of his garden, but what of the gardener that created the scenes that capture our admiration? How did his garden grow? In his famous garden at Giverny … [Read more...] about Flowers that Monet Grew In Giverny
People in my neck of the woods generally plant trees and shrubs in the spring, but early fall is just as good, if not better. Late August and early September in Ohio are often dry (perhaps not this year!), so some attention should be paid to … [Read more...] about Late August Good For Choosing And Planting Shrubs
Summer Lavender When we put in our stone walk many years ago, I envisioned it rimmed with a lavender hedge. Lavandula vera has been a feature lining the walkway, scenting the air, and providing the garden with charm ever since. The story … [Read more...] about Lavender, Lavender, Where Art Thou?
A Nosegay of Lily of the Valley One of the joys of this time of year is the scent of the beds of Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis. The fragrance is embedded in my memory from early years. These small, milky white bells arrayed long the … [Read more...] about Sweet Scents Of Spring Arrive With The Lily Of The Valley
Mugo and clematis You would think that something as time honored as gardening would be immune to fads, but anything with the idea of "style" attached will have plenty of action between the "in" and "out" of fashion. Shrubs That Were Once "On … [Read more...] about Plant Fads: Mugo Pines and Stella D’Oro Daylilies
Fat Healthy Tulip Bulbs by ilonagarden Why have I written numerous articles, made some primers on the how-to of fall planted, spring-blooming bulbs in the garden, and why not concentrate on something else, like leaf raking or making … [Read more...] about What Is The Big Deal About Bulbs In The Garden?
Next Spring Fashion Colors Are Bright PastelsLet it never be said that Gardeners are not forward thinking people.Sure, we are slower on the uptake on the trendy and fad-driven, we like "slow" this and "slow" that, but we are quite forward thinking … [Read more...] about Thinking Of Spring Colors My Autumn Thoughts
I don't know anyone who says they like this plant. We all call it a weed, and doggedly work to eradicate it from our yards. That has been one of my occupations of late, and I find there is something of an art to ridding the garden of Cirsium arvense, … [Read more...] about Canadian Thistles, Are They the Bane of your Garden?
There are so many ways to enjoy herb plants, that they are not for herb gardens only. Think about tucking them into the landscape, into containers or into your home. I do I enjoy thee? Oh, Herb, Let me count the ways! 10 Ways I Enjoy Herbs (and … [Read more...] about Do You Grow Herbs? 10 Reasons To Love Them