Big Bold Begonias

Big Bold Begonias

One of my favorite plants are begonias. I say plants because there are many different types of begonias. There are a couple I can’t be bothered with (like fiberous bedding begonias) but for the rest of them… Bring them on. Starting in early summer and stretching into...
Hydrangea Drama Continues

Hydrangea Drama Continues

In my last post, I decided (while writing it) that maybe hydrangeas were not so ‘ho hum’. In fact, I came up with so many that it should really be split into two posts so, as promised, here is the ‘rest of the story’ starting with my collection from Windcliff Nursery....
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...
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...