Container Gardens – Old Can Become New

Container gardens are extremely fun if you like trying your hand at creating small vignettes of plants loaded with visual appeal. They provide a limited space with definite boundaries forcing gardeners to be disciplined in choice yet creative in design.  Color, texture and form are all important parts of ornamental container gardens and not only …

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1, 2, 3, Presto!

1 2 3 Presto!   It's coneflower-mania in my garden in July!  My favorite echinacea hybrids right now are "Coral Reef" and Big Sky "Sunset." However, I must say I can always count on the traditional echinacea 'White Swan' to brighten my day one way or the other! Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' shines nicely by caryopteris …

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Falling For The Fall Garden

Fall is glorious! The weather is at its finest in most places across our country and the garden changes into a new palette of colorful beauty.  I have always been a die-hard fan of summer but over the last several years I must admit a great growing affection for Fall.  There's a chance that someday …

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Friday Favorite: Rhubarbtinis for celebrating…Summer of course!

Summer = celebrating the outdoors!  There's no end to the things you can do. Whether it be barbecuing, boating, camping, golfing, hiking, biking, swimming, rafting or even just shading it's a special time to enjoy the lovely outdoors with family and friends. After those sun-soaked days filled with fun you'll need a quintessentially summer refresher and …

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