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Fine Gardening Loves Bobbie

June 30, 2014 Noteworthy Mentions

Bobbie was chosen by Fine Gardening as one of only 42 gardening experts to select their favorite plants.

Bobbie’s in the Plain Dealer

August 10, 2011 Noteworthy Mentions

The Cleveland Plain Dealer spotlighted Bobbie for her work in designing and creating xeriscape gardens.

The Design Puzzle

June 30, 2014 Books

Written by Bobbie Schwartz, “The Design Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together” is a compilation of articles written for several publications, now put into a logical progression. The book is divided into four sections that discuss the elements of landscape design,…

An Array of Irises

June 22, 2014 Flowers

Each day in the garden now is an adventure. This week’s specialty seems to be Iris. I will admit that I don’t have any bearded iris (Iris germanica) in my garden because the maintenance is higher than with other species.…

Native Plants for Northeast Ohio – Panicum virgatum

June 22, 2014 Plants

Ornamental grasses cover a large part of the earth. Everywhere we go, we see them swaying in the wind. They are in fields, on roadside edges, and in our gardens. Hardy to zone 4, Panicum virgatum is a native prairie…

Penstemon barbatus and Papaver somniferum salmon in my garden

June 21, 2014 Flowers

Penstemon barbatus and Papaver somniferum salmon in my garden Totally different is P.barbatus, a native of the Southwest. I first saw it in Arizona. The bright reddish-orange flowers stay in bloom for a very long time. They make quite a…