perennials

a year in my garden: july

a year in my garden: july

July 15th, 2011

My garden in July  is a sea of green, which I find so soothing – it makes me happy every time I pull up to my house: The “Limelight” hydrangeas are starting to bloom: And the “Coconut Lime” echinacea (don’t you just love that name?) have officially arrived, both outside: and in: And around the […]

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a year in my garden: june

a year in my garden: june

June 24th, 2011

June is a mixed blessing for me, and I would imagine, many of you gardeners out there. It is such a busy month – end of the school year, graduations/confirmations/baby showers and, for some of us, getting our big ones packed up and off to sleep away camp (sniffle)….. June is also when the garden starts to kick into […]

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off with their heads

off with their heads

June 10th, 2011

There seems to be an almost universal fear of pruning that inhibits people from attending to two of the most basic maintenance tasks in the garden: cutting back and deadheading. I understand – after you’ve spent considerable time and money on your plants, the last thing you want to do is make a cut in […]

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a year in my garden: april

a year in my garden: april

April 20th, 2011

The calendar says April. Feels like November. This is the spring that will not come. The garden, however, is in full-on spring mode. Alliums and tulips are budding out like crazy (click on any picture to enlarge): and summer perennials are waking from dormancy to show off their foliage: As for tasks this month, I’ve put up the peony rings. […]

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winter bloomers

March 14th, 2011

I’ve just returned from a visit to Florida and am completely disheartened to see that spring has not “sprung” in my absence. Yes, the snow is just about gone but after 6 straight days of  blue skies, palm trees and grass under my (bare!!!) feet I am impatiently awaiting spring’s arrival now more than ever. But I know that March 21st won’t prompt […]

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