Apr 30, 2019
I realize you are very excited to get going in your own
But don't forget to schedule some time this spring to visit other gardens.
The gardens of friends, neighbors, or public gardens can provide you with inspiration
and teach you something new - even when you didn't think you'd learn anything.
Apr 29, 2019
Merriam-Webster gives the following synonyms for the
abiding, enduring, perpetual, undying
Those terms can give gardeners unrealistic expectations for their perennials.
They're not eternal.
They will eventually part ways with your garden.
But, for as long as they can, your perennials will make...
Apr 26, 2019
How close are your earliest bloomers to your front
Your crocus, snowdrops, iris, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, daphnes, and magnolias.
When I redid my front garden last year, the designer had put all my earliest bloomers right near the front porch and walk. When I asked her reasoning, she reminded me of our...
Apr 25, 2019
Today I learned how botanists used to say "hello" to each
In the 1800's and 1900's, a common way for botanists to introduce themselves, often from the other side of the world, was to send each other plant specimens as the foundation for developing a relationship.
When it comes to friendship, plants are...
Apr 24, 2019
I recently had a gardener ask me about the first herb
I'd ever grown.
That would be chives.
Chives, like many herbs, are so easy to grow. Plus, you get the cute purple puffball blossoms.
I had a chef friend show me how she liked to cut off the flower. Then, she snipped a little triangle off of the bottom where...