Cottage gardens are often identified by their colorful flower borders. The goal in a well designed flower border is to achieve balance year round. This is a little tricky and where knowledge of plant heights, color, season of bloom, texture and form all come into play.
March is the harbinger of spring when the air is filled with the sweet scents of Wisteria and our landscape begins to send out its lush new growth. The nurseries are brimming with fresh, colorful plants waiting to adorn our gardens. It is a busy month filled with planting and maintenance tasks. Knowing what to do and where to start in this seemingly overwhelming “to do list” can be a great help.
One of my New Year’s intentions this year is to bring some glorious green life into my home. Low maintenance is key for me. Join me this month on my quest to “Green” up my living space.
WATER GARDENS “If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water” -Loren Eisley Summer is my favorite time of year and I especially love the sultry days of August. The heat and humidity are dependable friends that linger through the night. […]
Color in a garden adds warmth, drama, and interest. Flowers are often the first thing people think about when they want color. I certainly love flowers and use them in abundance, but color doesn’t stop there. In fact, I believe it is just the beginning. Learn what other annuals and perennials offer great summer color.
Setting the Foundation for your Dream Garden “Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them.” – Vincent A. Simeone I look forward to January and the New Year with its […]
Container Gardening 101 “August rushes by like desert rainfall, A flood of frenzied upheaval, Expected, But still catching me unprepared. Like a match flame Bursting on the scene, Heat and haze of crimson sunsets. Like a dream Of moon and dark barely recalled, A moment, […]
The Edible Garden “The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it […]