Finding plants that thrive in the shade, and look good at the same time, can be difficult but not impossible. Here’s a colorful, lush shade border in Connecticut (zone 6). What’s your favorite plant, or plant combination, for shade?
Spring gardens are a bounty of colors and fragrance. Here in southwestern Connecticut, the pink candy cotton flowering cherries compete with the sweet fragrance of koreanspice viburnum which is vying for attention with the assorted gumball colors of azaleas and hybrid … Continue reading
It’s the fourth day of the month so that means it’s time once again for You Can Grow That!, a celebration of gardens and plants and the joy they bring to our lives. Garden bloggers from across the country highlight plants they … Continue reading
Here in Connecticut, spring means the three big names in non-native spring-flowering trees – Magnolia, Malus (crab apple), and Prunus (cherry) – are in full bloom. Here’s a look at one reason why these trees are so popular and make great additions … Continue reading
Whether you’re entirely new to gardening, or are a certified ‘green thumb’ who is transforming an existing garden into a wildlife habitat garden, it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out where to begin. You know your garden can … Continue reading