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New garden design: A painterly palette

There’s a well-established garden-making process around here: Every other year I make a new garden space. It is a lot of work, puts me...

What garden projects will 2020 bring?

Well I’m predictable, that’s for sure.  Every couple years, almost without fail, I take on a really big garden project. I cannot explain what...

The hardest part of gardening (for me)

After you garden for awhile, you start to get a pretty good idea of what kind of gardener you are. Your style and approach...

How (and where) to buy plants online

A lot of people are ordering plants online this year, and although I’ll always suggest you check an independent garden center first, there are...

Don’t let the garden stop at the lot line

This post is sponsored by Troy-Bilt, maker of great equipment to whip your yard into shape and supporters of neighbors helping neighbors. As usual,...

Growing dahlias as garden plants

Thanks to Longfield Gardens for partnering with me on this post.  You don’t need to look far on this blog or in my garden...

All the plants for the new naturalistic garden

My patio is full of plants, and more are on the way. It’s a sure sign of two things: First, a new garden is underway,...

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