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Perennials for the Edge

These short and sweet plants deserve a spot in the front row along beds and walkways and in containers.

Many years ago, when I first spoke at a well-attended perennial conference, the person introducing me asked if someone had a box because I’m so “vertically challenged.” Short people always seem to be the butt of jokes […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Perennials|0 Comments

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for butterflies is a suspenseful art, a bit like holding a picnic and wondering if your invited guests will show up. It’s because butterflies are choosy insects. Any gardener can have aphids, but red admirals, painted ladies and tiger swallowtails insist upon certain amenities, such as sunshine and shelter from wind.
Content Counts, Not Style
To […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Annuals|0 Comments

Coriander and Cilantro

If you’re looking for a twofer herb, few candidates rival coriander.  This versatile herb is widely known as coriander in its seed form, but its tender leaves go by the name cilantro.   Coriander/cilantro is a fast growing herb that matures in about 40 days.  Whether you’re interested in its leaves for salsa, or its seeds […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Herbs and Vegetables|0 Comments

Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers

Here’s a simple recipe for eye-catching containers
One of my favorite garden pastimes is cooking up new ideas for planting containers. I’ve never bothered to count just how many pots I plant each year, but the number easily tops 100.

But no matter how many pots I display, I’ve come to realize there’s no mystery in making […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Annuals|0 Comments

Mum’s the Word

Chrysanthemums: A fresh look at a fall favorite
When you think of chrysanthemums, do you picture showy corsages on homecoming queens or the all-too-familiar orange and yellow varieties you see in grocery stores at this time every year? Get ready to be amazed by the choices you have for growing what is still the brightest and most […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Fall Crops|0 Comments