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.

Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’

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You’ve probably never heard of this perennial but I am here to tell you that you need to.

The Fitting Room: Designing with Large Plants in Containers

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How often do we see people stuffing their bodies into clothes that are too small? It’s not a.

What Did I Find This Week?

April 26, 2019 Uncategorized
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As I write this post, Mother Nature is thwarting my plans to install a garden and the forecast.