Plants

Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ and Its Relatives

August 18, 2017 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Although many people think otherwise, there is no paucity of plants to grow in the shade. There are.

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.

Keeping Track

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Gardening is an incredible mix of joy and frustration – joy when the plants you read about and.

The Last Rose of Summer

November 18, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Thomas Moore, in his poem “The Last Rose of Summer”, said:             Tis the last rose of summer,.

Designing for the Senses – Taste

November 4, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Until recently, there was little interest in gardening for taste but the movement toward edible gardening is now.

Did You Feel That?

October 14, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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One of the easiest senses with which to design is that of touch, also described as texture. As.

Designing for the Senses – Smell

September 16, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Unconsciously, I always hope that entering a garden will be a joy for all my senses. Frequently, however,.

Dryopteris erythrosora – Autumn Fern

September 2, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Most gardeners look first to flowers for color but I would suggest that you look first to foliage for.

Musings of a Plant-a-holic

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Whenever I attend an out-of-town conference, I always return with plants, having had the opportunity to visit new.

Visiting the Heartland

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Last week, Niki and I did something that we’ve talked about doing for years. We are both avid.