Category: Plants

Spring Cleanup

The Return Of Spring – Cleaning Up My Garden Every year I look forward to spring. I can’t wait to see my perennial plants, like old friends, pop their heads through the snow, still...

Plan Your Garden For Fall Color

Plan Your Garden For Fall Color Your yard and garden can look just as great in the fall as it does during the spring and summer, if you plan ahead and plant accordingly. Setting...

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa Columbaria

The Pincushion Flower Butterfly Blue

The Pincushion Flower: Butterfly Blue One of our favorite perennial plants for the garden is Scabiosa columbaria “Butterfly Blue.” This delightful little plant blooms all summer long and is an important addition to the...

Hostas

Hostas

I love Hostas. They just seem so elegant as they grow in their shady part of the garden. I have not long moved house, coming from a very sunny site, to find that it...

Clarasgarden

Clara’s Backyard Garden Looking for some backyard garden ideas? These are pictures of Clara’s backyard garden retreat. Clara is a longtime friend of my mother and she graciously invited us over to see what was blooming....

Growing Moss

– a new obsession! I have  a fascination with moss because of the beautiful green colors and texture. In the past  few years I have been trying to grow it in the shady corners of the garden with some...

Hedges And Shrubs

Hedges and Shrubs Well placed hedge plants and shrubs can add a wonderful dimension to your home gardens and landscaping. Hedges can define space like outdoor rooms or property lines, be planted for privacy,...