Landscape Design

The Power of Gardening

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As part of the Garden Writers Association conference in Buffalo, I just visited part of the city called.

A Touch of New England

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Having just returned from Boston and the national APLD conference, I thought I would share some of the.


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Our landscapes have been graced by the beauty of lobelias for many years. There are both annual and.

Confessions of a Clematis Junkie

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I confess. I love Clematis; more than that, I am a Clematis junkie. At the present time, I.

Butterfly Magnet: Asclepias

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It is not surprising, with so much emphasis on increasing Monarch butterfly populations, that the Perennial Plant Association.

Coreopsis (Tickseed)

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Coreopsis is one of the mainstays of the perennial garden because its golden yellow  composite blossoms brighten the.

Forsythia in Bloom is Weeding Time

April 14, 2017 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Forsythia in bloom is beautiful if early frosts haven’t killed the flower buds. It is also the  widespread.

Polemonium – Jacob’s Ladder

March 30, 2017 Graphics, Landscape Design
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In all the fervor over new plants, we often forget old standbys such as Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder). This.

Why Don’t They Read?: Designing a Deer-Resistant Landscape

March 18, 2017 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Periodically, during the winter, I have found deer scat on my lawn so I know that the deer.

High Performance/Low Maintenance Perennials – Part 4

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As I mentioned at an earlier time, ornamental grasses are the epitome of low maintenance – one scything.