Every year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a Perennial Plant of the Year, as a way to highlight perennials that are worthy of a spot in your garden. Winners must grow in a wide range of climates, be low-maintenance, pest and … Continue reading
Posting this version of Clement Moore’s famous poem, adapted especially for gardeners, has become something of a tradition for me. Even though this Santa could use a few tips to become more sustainable in his garden, I hope he’ll bring a smile to your … Continue reading
This month on Garden Designers Roundtable we explore the concept of Journey and how it relates to gardens and gardening. Just as a garden is a work in progress, gardener’s themselves are also evolving and changing. The road a gardener travels … Continue reading
Planting trees and shrubs with bright and colorful berries is an easy way to add another layer of character and interest to your garden. Whether you’re intentionally creating a habitat garden, or simply trying to entice more birds into your … Continue reading
It’s no wonder that ornamental grasses are becoming increasingly popular in many of today’s gardens. They are easy to grow and instantly add a sense of movement and soft rustling sounds and work well in both formal and more natural style … Continue reading
A relatively unknown maple tree, paperbark maple is a shining star in the winter landscape. As a gardener who finds almost every winter tree silhouette in my Connecticut garden inspiring, with its flaky, peeling bark, paperbark maple takes winter interest … Continue reading
In case you’re wondering, the leaves are, in clockwise order: Japanese maple, threadleaf bluestar, crape myrtle, little bluestem, Scarletta leucothoe, golden Japanese forest grass, bigleaf hydrangea and summersweet. What’s coloring your garden this fall?