Astrantia, also known as masterwort and Hattie's pincushion, which I think is a wonderful name for this starry perennial flower. There is so much to see in Tom Stuart-Smith's own garden, but it's only open for three hours once a...
Gardeners love annual geraniums for their big knockout blooms and easy care. But, in gardens were drought is common and high temperatures persist throughout summer, scented geraniums may be a better choice.
The most common question I receive about moss gardening is from people who have decided to give up on their grass lawn in shady areas where naturally occurring mosses have crept in. They ask, “How do I eliminate the remaining grass?”
This has been one rough season for container gardens in the Midwest. Hot. Dry. Sweltering. No rain. That has been the forecast day-in and day-out. I have done rain dances, prayed to the gods, and of course drank margaritas; all with very little success. One thing that has really helped my containers hold on this heavy drought season is my super-secret container formula and planting techniques which have kept the containers fresh even though I water them only about three times per week.
While I have a very deep love of cotton, so deep it guides my Twitter handle and a couple of series of posts here on the blog (cotton 101 and the fabric of our lives), wheat holds a special place in my head & heart too.
In the first half of the program, Richard talks about Moss Gardening with Norie Burnet, “The Moss Lady.” In the second half, Amy shares with us the archaeological discoveries at Poplar Forest and how they relate to Jefferson’s own landscape designs for his personal retreat. Peggy Cornett, from Monticello, talks about the thistle as the “Plant of the Month” for June..
What you don't see or hear is the roar of the new air conditioner. We are fast approaching the troubled terrace season, when we weigh up the pros and cons of eating outside. If we eat outside we tend to turn off the AC, or we sit with its hot blast of air too close for comfort
Almost a year ago, I was wildlife gardening in earnest. Everything I did was to help build a habitat for critters, especially for butterflies. Not just for them to visit, but for them to build a home. And the habitat has also become home now to birds, insects, frogs, snakes, toads and so many others.
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