Annual Gardens

March 06, 2013

Annuals brighten up any space even in shade along a busy street.

Mixed Borders

March 06, 2013

This border combines beautiful tender bulbs; Dahlia and Canna with perennials such as Day Lilies, oranmental grasses and curb appealing annuals.

Perennial Gardens

March 06, 2013

A well designed perennial garden can give years of color with only one planting.

Woodland Gardens

March 06, 2013

Turn a tree covered patch of land into a woodland santuary.

Kitchen Gardens

March 06, 2013

Kitchen gardens bring a fresh plate of gourmet vegetables, fruits and herbs to your table.

Bright biennial pansies can give months of enjoyment during cool weather before the abundance of warm weather annuals are marketed for the garden. Even if you do not have room to add pansies to your garden, a pansy wreath can make a colourful addition to your door or table.

Cottage Gardens

March 05, 2013

These rustic little gardens charm us with their abundance of color, form and cultivars.

Grounds for Sculpture

September 14, 2012

At Grounds for Sculpture, a 35-acre sculpture park and arboretum in Hamilton, New Jersey, large contemporary sculptures line the entrance drive, and you think, “This place is all about the art, right?” Then you step out of your car, and along the walkway there are waves of turf with undulating metal edging, and you realize that this is also a very different kind of arboretum.

Think Spring Bulbs

September 10, 2012

It is bulb planting season.  As the fresh autumn breezes rustle through the changing fall leaves, spring is not the first thing that comes to mind.  In order to be rewarded with brilliant colored spring flowers we need to get a move on. Put an order into a bulb supplier or visit a garden center. We all know those stop you in your tracks favorites like yellow Daffodils and Red Tulips, but have you thought about extending your spring season with Snowdrops and Winter Aconite that can begin flowering as early as February? Blue Siberian Squill and Chionodoxa are soon to follow. These bulbs all flower ahead of the common Crocus, which is now available in some not so common new colors. Try some pastel varieties of crocus such as Blue Pearl, Romance and Firefly. Crocuses are not only for spring.   Fall flowering varieties can also be planted now along with their cousin the Fall Blooming Colchicum.

Think Spring Bulbs

September 10, 2012

It is bulb planting season.  As the fresh autumn breezes rustle through the changing fall leaves, spring is not the first thing that comes to mind.  In order to be rewarded with brilliant colored spring flowers we need to get a move on. Put an order into a bulb supplier or visit a garden center. We all know those stop you in your tracks favorites like yellow Daffodils and Red Tulips, but have you thought about extending your spring season with Snowdrops and Winter Aconite that can begin flowering as early as February? Blue Siberian Squill and Chionodoxa are soon to follow. These bulbs all flower ahead of the common Crocus, which is now available in some not so common new colors. Try some pastel varieties of crocus such as Blue Pearl, Romance and Firefly. Crocuses are not only for spring.   Fall flowering varieties can also be planted now along with their cousin the Fall Blooming Colchicum.

In fiction, a foil is a character that enhances the distinctive characteristics of another character. In the garden, as in fiction, a foil is a plant that contrasts with another plant in order to highlight particular qualities of the other. ’I am resolved my husband shall not be a rival, but a foil to me’ (Charlotte Brontë).

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