50 Natives: Nevada – Calochortus nuttalli – Sego Lily

image by solitude48 Indian legend has it that many, many suns ago when the native american indians lived in great…

Daily Garden: Rhubarb Crumble Garden (People’s Choice???)

I don’t mean to be controversial but, really, This won a people’s choice award at chelsea? image by Saltdeanbeach I…

North American Chelsea 2010 Plant Introductions…

A couple North American introductions got a lot of attention at Chelsea.  Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’  ( which I can’t wait…

2010 Chelsea Flower Show Highlights: The Vegetables

The Chelsea vegetable displays quite simply deserve their own post.  Visually they are remarkable.  But think for a moment what…

2010 Chelsea Flower Show Highlights: Plant Combos

2010 Chelsea Flower Show Highlights: Plant Combos

I have been pouring over all the coverage of Chelsea Flower Show that ended over the weekend….I soooo miss being…

50 Natives: Oklahoma – Hamamelis virginiana – Witch Hazel

I first fell in love with witch hazel when I was in design school.  Constantly walking the paths of Kew…

The Little Veggie Patch

Piles of Apple Crates (still in use by the orchard) live across the road from my house….I love the way…

Garden Designers Round Table: 5 ‘Keep it Simple’ Container Garden Combos

Garden Designers Round Table: 5 ‘Keep it Simple’ Container Garden Combos

It’s that time of year when spring has most definitely sprung and there is a flurry of activity in my…

Daily Garden: Herbed Alley

Daily Garden: Herbed Alley

image by  -Chad Johnson I love this simple herb garden tucked away in an alley of an urban center. Who…

Garden Bon Bons

What a great garden gift idea! Those aren’t chocolate truffles, they are clay and mud seed bombs, each with a…

Daily Garden: Clara’s Meditation Garden & My New Project….

Daily Garden: Clara’s Meditation Garden & My New Project….

Last week, I happened my way into an exciting new project that I want to share (and ask for a…

50 Natives: Nevada – Yucca baccata

Spending a big chunk of my youth in the West and desert southwest, the Yucca brings back memories of riding…

Verbascum ‘Gainsborough’ A Reason to try something new….

Verbascum ‘Gainsborough’ A Reason to try something new….

I spent a wonderful day yesterday in Margaret Roach’s garden along with a crowd of other interesting bloggers and associates…

Daily Garden: Jo’s Jewel Garden

I really enjoy the mix of jewel tones plants in this garden.  Designer Jo Thompson says “These beds were then…

Another kind of Garden…..

This morning, I was reading the lovely blog of Constança called Siados da Concha when I saw these lovely images…

50 Natives: Wisconsin: Liatris Spicata – Prairie Gay Feather

50 Natives: Wisconsin: Liatris Spicata – Prairie Gay Feather

1. Blazing Star, 2. Liatris spicata, 3. liatris, 4. Liatris pychostachya PRAIRIE BLAZING STAR Though I have been unlucky growing…

Muehlenbeckia – A Little Obsession

Muehlenbeckia – A Little Obsession

When I lived in London, I had a small garden, which I did nothing with.  I was a renter and…

Happy Cinco de Mayo (flower style)

While I am not really a huge rose fan, I do love the the color of Rose Cinco de Mayo…rust…

50 Natives: North Dakota : Arctostaphylos uva -ursi – Kinnikinnik, Bearberry

50 Natives: North Dakota : Arctostaphylos uva -ursi – Kinnikinnik, Bearberry

I could be tempted to use this plant just for the fun of saying it’s name — Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (ark-toh-STAF-i-los…

50 Natives: Kansas – Agropyron smithii – Western Wheatgrass

image from prairiemoon I am so interested in varieties of grass that I can plant broadcast style that will hopefully…

The Earth Day Plant Haul

I cleaned up yesterday at the Middlesex County Conservation District Plant sale.  My collection of treasures will be put to…

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