Floral Arrangements

I determined this year to create more bouquets/floral arrangements than usual, altho' I wasn't sure how that would happen, since I've always thought I have a pretty colourless summer garden. As it turns out, even without the surprising dahlias ( I'm terrible at growing dahlias, unless they're ones I don't like), I actually have quite... Continue Reading →

Viewpoint Part II, and Ferns

Take Advantage of Timing Yesterday I mentioned the two ephemerals Sanguinaria (bloodwort) and Erythronium (trout lily). The Sanguinaria was coming up under the foliage of the Asplenium (hart's tongue fern), and the Erythronium is concealed behind the Buxus (boxwood). But spring ephemerals are perennials that erupt, bloom, set seed and "die back" all in spring,... Continue Reading →

The Winter Garden

This post is all about appreciating the winter garden. I read an interesting article today on one of my favourite blogs, Garden Rant, entitled "The Myth of Winter Interest". Now, far be in from me to dispute¬†anything written by the esteemed Ranter Elizabeth¬†Licata, so I'll just express here a different perspective. I LOVE to watch... Continue Reading →

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