Succeeding with Ground Covers

Succeeding with Ground Covers

I remember the first time I heard the oft repeated gardener’s maxim, “First year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap”.  It was told to…

Why Start a Seed Library?

Why Start a Seed Library?

Community seed sharing programs are appearing across the country in the form of seed libraries. Through these programs, members receive a small amount of seeds to grow and save, returning a share…

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Being a garden blogger has its perks…free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and some from suppliers who want me to try things out. I…

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a transformation! As I am making plans to rework the raised beds…

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her, again.  Every time I read this quote, I feel I must…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

Written by Katheen LaLiberte   Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their very difference that makes them so appealing, as…

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Spring is allergy season but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies of one sort or another and as trees and plants begin to bud and bloom,…

The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

I found this sweet 1909 Boddington’s Plant catalog and Autumn Garden guide with a page titled ‘The Secret of Bulb Culture’ in the Heritage Biodiversity Library.  The pretty graphic cover caught…

Loving Gatsby Pink Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Loving Gatsby Pink Oak Leaf Hydrangea

As we clean up the garden this weekend, I found myself repeatedly coming back to visit the Gatsby Pink Oak leaf Hydrangea that I planted earlier this year.  They are still small and…

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