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Look, the reason why your plant died (whether it is an indoor plant or a garden plant) usually boils down to one thing. It’s not complicated, but I understand why you might get confused or feel like it is a hard thing to find out. (and don’t feel bad if you don’t know what it […]
Bulb planting and plant re-arranging season are here and the window to get stuff done isn’t long. The first frost here in New England could be this month (October) and the ground might freeze by the end of next month (November). After that – everything has to wait til spring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As bulbs go, I’m installing […]
Here is a garden truth: good tools make good work. It is the difference between quitting in frustration and feeling so empowered that you start looking for new ways to put your delightfully easy tools to use.
There are two similar sounding words, commonly used in the garden-making lexicon, that can get confusing. Naturalized and Naturalistic. The former is a term we use to say that bulbs (and other plants) will settle in and reproduce over time. They will establish themselves as if they were native. They will naturalize. Some bulbs, like […]
Do you have childhood memories of May Day? I do. My husband does too – though he had completely forgotten about them until I asked. And all he could remember was that it had to do with flowers. I had to reminded him that it was the May 1st holiday where you did ‘ding-dong-ditch’ but […]
Hey Guys! As I’ve been planting lots of bulbs this year, many of you have been sending your bulb planting questions in DM’s and emails, and asking in my garden design classes, and I’ve even had a couple text messages (from those near and dear enough to have that #). I thought I’d round them […]
It’s that time of year when smart garden makers are winding down and turning their efforts towards “cleaning up” and “putting things to bed”. How to take care of a naturalistic design?
I’d like to be able to tell you that the #1 reason I’m excited to switch to battery powered garden tools as much as possible, is because of my concerns over fossil fuels and their contribution to climate change. But I’d be lying. That’s my #2 reason. The number #1 reason is because until now, […]
As I am creating my own spring bulb cutting garden this year, I have written down some tips to help you choose your own bulbs. The goal here is to grow your own materials for beautiful spring floral arrangements for your home while also creating a pretty display in your garden.