Ex-Bearded Iris Garden

Irises The year I moved into this house I got irises from various friends. I thought I loved Iris, especially Bearded Iris, with their spectacular colours and falls and beards. Because they're so hardy, and drought tolerant, and need virtually nothing in the way of care, I planted them--more like "placed" them, since they don't … Continue reading Ex-Bearded Iris Garden

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Winter Interest, Part 2

Winter interest part 2 I mentioned in the previous post that ways to create¬†winter interest in our garden is to "think of the aspects to the garden that you like through the rest of the year, and then find winter tolerant providers-- texture, colour, movement, smell". So a quick note on "movement". Wind causing movement … Continue reading Winter Interest, Part 2

5 Elements to Designing Curb Appeal

5 Elements to Designing Curb Appeal What really constitutes"curb appeal"? Is it just making the front of the house look nice? Is it just a sales tactic, like baking bread or lighting a fragrant candle? In looking through pages and pages of Houzz pictures, I've determined the following 5 (of course) landscaping elements ¬†that are … Continue reading 5 Elements to Designing Curb Appeal

Grasses In The Garden

Grasses in My Garden--no, not MY garden, though after looking at these pictures, I'll definitely be adding some of them to MY garden--and YOURS. Admittedly, you need to have a fair sized garden to really appreciate these, and as you'll see, located in such a place where you'll SEE the flowers and seed heads backlit … Continue reading Grasses In The Garden