Winterizing Shrubs

November 8, 2019 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Winter has come early again this year and I don’t think any of us are ready. However, I.

Fall Treasures

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Last weekend, we were in Chicago visiting with friends and attending the Ohio State/Northwestern football game. After a.

Fall Garden Care

October 11, 2019 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Fall Garden Care My favorite fall blooming perennials are finally starting to show their colors. I love the.

A Stroll Through the Garden

September 19, 2019 Gardening, Landscape Design, Perennials
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Design and installation have been the focus of my life for the last few weeks so today, I’m.

Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s Root

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A very special perennial, Veronicastrum virginicum is one of the architectural gems of the garden. It stands as.

PPA in Chicago

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For those who don’t know, PPA is the Perennial Plant Association to which I have belonged since 1984..

Astilbe Update

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Astilbe are a mainstay of the shady garden but they will also thrive in full sun if sufficient.

In the Garden – Here and Elsewhere

July 6, 2019 Uncategorized
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From one extreme to the other: Cool and rainy to hot and dry with a few thunderstorms interspersed..

Weeds, Flowers, and Weather

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The erratic nature of the weather is driving all of us gardeners to distraction. What do we do.

Asclepias incarnata – Swamp Milkweed

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Most of the discussion over the past few years about planting milkweed to help migrating Monarch butterflies has.