If you’ve just moved into a newly built house, the scene that greets you out front may be an expanse of sod, a front walk and the street. Out back, … [Read More...]
Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection.
A touch of formality is not out of place in most gardens. Trimmed cones and spheres of foliage — classic topiary — are especially suited to containers.
If you’re thinking of including some native plants in your garden, 5 plants worth trying: foamflower, Culver’s root, Joe Pye weed, Swamp milkweed, bugbane.
The most effective means of obscuring an an unattractive view is to plant tall, narrow or coniferous trees — often called columnar or fastigiate trees.
The choice in hydrangeas grows more enticing each year. My ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea is developing broad domes of creamy white flowers.
Clay soil can be difficult it can be to work with. Simple clay amending techniques for a clod-free garden.
Suggestions of named cultivars (and available seeds) for nasturtiums that we don’t often see. current favourite is nastutium ‘Peach Melba’
Drenching rains can cause an early onset of mildew on phlox. These scented, long-blooming perennials are one of the backbones of summer gardens.