What are Ornamental Trees? These trees are usually small with special features like interesting bark, showy flowers, or eye-catching foliage. An ornamental also has a pleasing shape and fits easily … [Read More...] about 3 Tips For Landscaping Successfully With Ornamental Trees
Are you growing herbs or planning to? You might need a little guide to find all my written articles on the topic. (I have over 1000 posts here, and it is high time to organize it for ease in finding just the ones you need, quickly). LAVENDER Lavender has been one of my favorites from very early in my gardening career. It became a feature in my garden once I made the Lavender hedge to line the … [Read more...] about Herb Plant Information
Growing Lavender Plants in your Garden First thing to remember is that Lavender requires full sun to grow well. Choose a sunny spot, which means it has 6 hours or more of sun exposure. Good drainage is the next most important condition.If your garden does not have good drainage, plant your lavender in a raised bed, or get the planting area built up so that the roots will not sit in … [Read more...] about How To Grow Lavender For Its Heavenly Scent
More Of What's Happening In My Garden Proof that there is hope for the Sweetgum tree I learned that I can't judge a winter's toll until June, and even then it remains to be seen what a tough summer may inflict on the garden in general and shrubs and trees in particular. Here is what I have observed about my Central Ohio garden so far. > I thought two of the Sweet Gum … [Read more...] about June Garden Report
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 does not have a happy ever after ending. It is more of a Romeo and Juliet tragedy because of the periodic deep frozen temperatures we endure every so … [Read more...] about Lavender, Lavender, Where Art Thou?
Tags: lavender, garden path | Pages: State of the Garden: the lavender hedge … [Read more...] about Once Upon A Time: the lavender walk
This post is for Kim, aka Black Swamp Girl, blogging @ "A Study in Contrasts" who, by the way, has some of the loveliest photography- I am green with envy over that! Not so good way to be green;). She indicated an interest in the how-to of making starts of lavender. There is the "best way" and the way I do it- which is the lazy way. The "lazy way" means you might not worry about losing a little … [Read more...] about Making New Plants: Lavender