Some of my favorite perennials bloom at this time of year and their end-of-the-season finale is well worth the wait.
With its gold flowers and purple leaves, Desdemona ligularia pairs brilliantly with a 7-foot-tall fleece flower (Persicaria polymorpha) in the garden at Muckross castle near Ennis, Ireland.
Desdemona ligul [...]
The thing about alliums is that there’s only one time of year you can plant them: in the fall. Make plans to get yours into the ground for next year’s blooms.
Purple Sensation alliums hover above my early summer perennial border. The blooms last for three weeks.
The bulbs in this picture are Purple Sensation alliums. [...]
The fact that wild asters grow abundantly and in so many climates makes them a good choice for low-maintenance borders and butterfly gardens.
A wild aster, thriving in a New England meadow.
A reliable, low-growing aster called Woods Pink.
An old-fashioned pink aster, paired wit [...]
If you’re thinking about adding or replacing any trees and shrubs in your yard, Fall is a great time to do it.
If you’re thinking about adding or replacing any trees and shrubs in your yard, Fall is a great time to do it. Most local garden centers are offering deep discounts on plants they’d rather sell than over-winter.
Stephen Saint-Onge is a designer who is all about helping people make their homes be the best they can be — no matter who they are, where they are or how big or small their house is. On his website and in his recent book, No Place Like Home, Stephen points to Gardener’s Supply as a favorite resource. Why us? Stephen believes our products are [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Foil bulb-eating critters by planting daffodils, grape hyacinths (muscari) and other bulbs that deer, chipmunks and rabbits tend to avoid.
Spray tulips with Liquid Fence repellent to keep deer and bunnies from eating them. Shown here are two early blooming varieties, Stresa and Scarlet Baby.
“I’ve tried bulbs, but the squirrels di [...]
I tried it for the first time last fall, and it’s easy as can be.
Garlic bulbs contain four to 12 cloves around a central stalk. When planted in the fall, each clove will form a new bulb that’s ready to harvest next summer.
This old dog learned a new trick! And it was so embarrassingly easy I don’t know why I didn’t try i [...]