Landscape Design

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.

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.

Arabis caucasica

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In April, the north end of my driveway bed is anchored by the fragrant rose flowers of the.

Still Learning

March 21, 2019 Gardening, Landscape Design, Plants
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Last weekend, at the St. Clair County Master Gardeners Conference, I was one of four speakers. All were.

Artistry in Puerto Vallarta

March 8, 2019 Flowers, Landscape Design, Travel
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I’ve just returned from a week in Paradise, otherwise known as Puerto Vallarta, a welcome respite from gray.

Here’s to The High Line

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Next time you have a drink, alcoholic or non, raise your glass to The High Line and to.