Simply Succulents

Easy care and totally stylish- Succulents are trendy.   Simply Succulents is a great site for reasonably priced succulent kits, wreaths,…

Garden trends: Localvore (part 4 of 11)

What is a Locavore? Actually added to the dictionary last year, it refers to people who go to great lengths…

50 Natives: New Mexico – Peniocereus greggii (nightblooming cereus)

The flower is utterly magical to behold, but is made even more precious by the fact that its blooms are…

How much Sun do you really get?

Sun….it’s really on my mind.  The white out conditions outside my window all day today and this interminable winter are…

Meamea Green Walls & Preserved Plants

Meamea Green Walls & Preserved Plants

Having done a brief stint in interior plant design, I know that sometimes, you just have to specify silk plants. …

Bridal Garden Ideas

Bridal Garden Ideas

Spring is coming and wedding season will soon be in full swing.  I am sensing a trend in this era…

50 Natives : Missouri : Sagittaria latifolia (arrowhead, duck potato,wapato)

I could choose almost any state in the union for this to be a native of…it grows almost everywhere (sometimes…

Chartreuse Plants to Make Your Property Memorable.

Mind Cafe has a little article about the mind that, interestingly, claims that Chartreuse is the most memorable color.  Far…

Hort Couture

One of the most exciting things that I saw at New England Grows last week is that a local grower…

Garden Trends: What’s in, what’s out for 2009 (part 1 of 11)

The 2009 season is starting to gear up, so I thought it would be interesting to re-visit the 2009 garden…

Cow Pots for Spring Seed Starting

New England Grows kicks off this morning and there is a presentation about diversifying your business in tough economic times…

Sedge lawns to Save the Planet

Sedge lawns are a smart environmental alternative to traditional lawns.  Sedges are close botanical cousins of the conventional grasses that…

50 Natives: Wyoming – Inspired by our last VP: Atriplex canescens (Four Winged Saltbush)

Dick Cheney inspired my choice of native plants from his own state of Wyoming.  Atriplex canescens or four wing saltbush…

50 Natives : South Carolina : Sabal palmetto (Cabbage Palm, Palmetto)

The state tree of South Carolina, Sabal palmetto, is making me long for warm sandy beaches. Sabal palmetto grows up…

Sick of Winter?  Terrarium Making Inspiration

Sick of Winter? Terrarium Making Inspiration

I can’t wait until spring, if for no other reason, but that I am sick of my coat, I am…

What Kind of Flower are You?

Ugh…laziness and mental distraction pervades….but this was fun.  There is a quiz over at This garden is Illegal that tells…

Buxus Love

I am feeling really lazy today….my coffee simply has not yet kicked in.  I was casting about for garden of…

50 Natives : Virginia : Liqidamabar styraciflua: Sweetgum

50 Natives : Virginia : Liqidamabar styraciflua: Sweetgum

I think I will call it the Sugar Maple of the south….because it almost could pass for the same tree….

50 Natives: Washington D.C. : Iris cristata : Dwarf Crested Iris

50 Natives: Washington D.C. : Iris cristata : Dwarf Crested Iris

I am celebrating my trip to Washington later this week with a Native of DC (and areas all around it)….

Elvis Trees

Elvis Trees

Do I like Elvis? sure…but am I one of those die hard, Graceland pilgrimage, fried peanut butter and banana sandwich…

Eggling plants and pocket gardens

A quick follow up on the pocket gardens that I posted about in Dec. …you can get them at Branch…

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