Garden Design Articles
I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.
After a deceptively mild December, winter showed up with a vengeance in January. Freezing cold, plenty of snow, and some ice mixed in for good measure. February brought more of the same. When you’re not thinking about how much you don’t want to shovel yet again you’re likely thinking about the promise of spring. You know what that means: a trip to the garden center.
Every year is different and sometimes the weather lottery gives you the best of all worlds, sunshine and gentle rain…. But then again at other times it can be blazing heat and drought or ‘toad strangler’ rains and never ending cloudiness. When it is your turn for the cloudy and rainy weather you can see problems begin to develop in your flower or vegetable garden.
In order to beat the heat of summer and have a colorful yard or patio all season long, you’ll need to have plants that are tolerant of the high day and night temperatures of summer as well as being somewhat drought tolerant.
If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country where winter means it never freezes, then you are a lucky gardener!
Containers filled with perennials, doesn't necessarily ensure winter survival. Without adequate protection from cold, a perennial plant can succumb to cold injury—turning it into an annual.
Learn about ways to use Chartreuse in the garden, along with plants that sport the color.
For many of us fall is great season to decorate before freezing weather and celebrate the holidays as temperatures cool off. For those of us in non-freeze zones fall is a good time to do your winter planting to help keep things looking fresh in the garden for the winter!
Flowers come in many colors and many forms. One often overlooked type are flowers that feature more than one color. These Bicolored blooms can be a great addition to any garden.