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...

Geranium

Geranium

Geranium   This is one of the most popular bedding plants. Who doesn’t know and love these bright, hardy ,noble flowers? The leaves are scalloped and curly;a perfect complement to the showy flowers that...

Using Annuals

Using Annuals – Flowers we love to grow! Why do great gardeners add annuals to their garden plans? Using annuals in your home garden offers variety and choice for some great color and texture....

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....