ornamental grasses

Are Plants Sociable?

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At the beginning of the week, I was in Toronto to speak at Landscape Ontario, a combination of.

A Study in Subtlety

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In early August, I visited the Lurie Garden at Millenium Park in Chicago with the Garden Writers Association..

Fall Maintenance

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As soon as the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures drop, most gardeners start thinking, “Fall cleanup!”.

High Performance/Low Maintenance Perennials – Part 3

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To date, I have concentrated on perennials but the ornamental grasses and sedges are also a mainstay of.

Winter Gold

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At this time of year, all I hear is “It’s too cold; it’s too windy’, it’s too snowy’.

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,.

Travel Adventures – Revisiting New York’s High Line

September 30, 2016 Gardening, Landscape Design, Travel
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A few days ago, Niki and I were in New York for the presentation of an award to.

Designing A Xeriscape for All Seasons, Part 2

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  The relatively small property I mentioned last week  had a typical L-shaped, narrow contractor front walk that.

My November Garden

November 14, 2013 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Although this month has been chilly with intermittent snow showers and.

Native Plants for Northeast Ohio – Panicum virgatum

June 5, 2014 Gardening, Landscape Design
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Ornamental grasses cover a large part of the earth. Everywhere we go, we see them swaying in the.