Bring The Beauty of Nature Into Your Life
Our Knowledge Nursery
Think of this site as a garden nursery of knowledge about plants and landscape design. Seeds of inspiration and guides for getting the most out of your planting efforts should sprout into experience of nature which is the real teacher in this endeavor.
The importance of gardening technique and tips is that the success it gardners fuels your enthusiasm and helps you to not give up in the inevitable failures. Life is ever changing, in which the garden a microcosm of that truth. Plants are lost to freak cold snaps or heat waves and droughts, but the fresh and unexpected beauties of the earth overshadow any losses.
Don’t underestimate your possibilities or those of your garden. As you experience the special characteristics of your climate and soil, you will also discover your own capacities and delights in cultivating your ground.
My hope is that you discern what type of gardener you are, what most delights you in the outdoor space, and develop the capabilities of making the most of both.
First of all, I love tulips, and one of my sayings is that they are "the lipstick of the garden". Tulips just brighten up the visage of the spring garden in a way that no other of the plants can do. Azaleas have that bright color,but sometimes in almost a garish way,...
The time to think about spring garden plans is in the fall. Fall planted bulbs such as tulips are available from August onward. And perennials are available in late August thru September.
In August: Think About Buying Bulbs The stores will soon be stocked with a wide array of flower bulb choices. Time to put on the thinking hat and plan your purchases and make garden plan for planting them. I put together many pages of advice and profile information on...
Do You Like Gardening Quotes?
“Designing the garden is like learning to speak. You begin with odd words learning the individual plants. Then you create a simple phrase, finding two or three plants that look well together, next comes a sentence and finally the complete story.”
~ Beth Chatto
The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker, for it involves hours of walking round in circles, apparently doing nothing. ~
A Suite of Sites
“Ilona’s Garden Journal”, my original blog, has a new home and a new name: come visit the Home Garden Companion!
The Garden Librarian is home to reviews of interest to gardeners.
Ilona1.com lets you know what’s happening with my sites and social media.