Spring-flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and crocuses are a simple and relatively care-free way to add weeks and weeks of color to your spring garden. The major drawback to bulbs is their unsightly foliage that must remain standing for … Continue reading
Having shade doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a garden full of hosta. Here are three deer resistant plant combinations for partial shade that will look good with some hosta, too! What’s your favorite plant for shade?
Finding easy ways to shrink the size of your lawn is a hot topic these days. But let’s face it, not everyone wants a meadow in their front garden. If you’d like to create more wildlife habitat while still maintaining … Continue reading
You’ve hard it time and again – fall is the ideal time for planting. The weather is cooler, so it’s actually enjoyable to be outside toiling in the garden. The cool weather is a bonus for plants, too. The soil is still warm … Continue reading
Here’s another post in my ongoing series on ferns. For more on ferns, check out Colorful Ferns and Ferns for Dry Shade The rumors you’ve heard are true… yes, there are some ferns that will grow in sunny sites. A key component … Continue reading
I’m doing something a little different, and special,, with this post. In honor of the newly released book, Gardening For The Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard by George Adams, I’m posting my official review of the book over … Continue reading
I love hydrangeas and have several different kinds in my garden. But I must admit that hydrangeas are probably one of the most confusing shrubs to figure out when to prune. Do you prune in the summer? In the winter? … Continue reading