Small Spring Bulbs, Muscari

Small Spring Bulbs, Muscari

Grape Hyacinths Grape Hyacinths, or Muscari spp. as they are more properly known are one of those plants from my childhood memories that have been planted in my gardens as almost a matter of course. Almost always pictured in Spring bulb combinations, they are great...
Summer Flower Container Ideas

Summer Flower Container Ideas

A Moveable Feast Of Summer Color Containers are like a feast of color, a concentrated burst of plants that draw the eye and give an appetizing presentation of foliage and blooms meant to delight the viewer. Unless the pot is so large and ungainly to make moving...
What Is A Secret Garden?

What Is A Secret Garden?

Have you ever wandered upon the title of something and wondered just what it is? That came about for me long after I had read and re-read the child’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. As a gardener I began to want to create my own. The idea of a secret garden is...
The Butterfly Bush In My Garden

The Butterfly Bush In My Garden

History Of My Tries With Buddleia I have tried, but the Butterfly Bush will not stay in my garden. I’ve planted several types in a few different places. The newest attempt is a sale plant I bought last month and put into a spot with a raised bed with a little...
Low Growing Summer Perennials

Low Growing Summer Perennials

Plants For Front Of The Border A garden is only as fine as its edges” -an old adage What is one of the first things to consider when growing a perennial flower border? Color? That is where most of us begin, but savvy gardeners plan with height uppermost in mind,...
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