Hydrangeas, Ho Hum?

Hydrangeas, Ho Hum?

At best, I have a tenuous relationship with hydrangeas.  Sometimes I love them and sometimes they seem like a boring old grandma shrub with little to bring to the garden. But just this week I was going through the upper shade garden and surprise, surprise there are...
Blueberries for All Seasons

Blueberries for All Seasons

As I continue to think about design in the vegetable garden I can’t help but think about the great design opportunities with the new varieties of Blueberries.   The great thing about designing with blueberries is the year-round color and growth in the garden as well...
Color in the Vegetable Garden

Color in the Vegetable Garden

We have all seen great pictures and even visited designed vegetable gardens. Some great potager, or kitchen, gardens are famous for their beautiful symmetrical designs. My kitchen garden sports simple raised beds in a fairly linear design. I’m planning on revamping...
Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Summer is creeping up slowly. Hard to imagine that the 15th of June was raining, blowing, and 52. Sometimes you have to just wait without railing against the weather and just enjoy. Some things were very unhappy in the garden. The tomatoes think they got transplanted...
Growing In My Greenhouse

Growing In My Greenhouse

Often, I find myself loving a plant that is hard to find. I also really want to put unusual garden worthy plants into the designs I do. I started last year to grow some of the things I love to use in my own greenhouse. While I may not be an experienced grower, I can...

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