A Dutch breeder holds some new, unnamed miniature daffodil cultivars.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been adding a few new daffodils to my home landscape every fall. Now, more than 60 varieties bloom in my borders and under trees and shrubs from late March to early June. It’s a show that my neighbors and I look forward to as the snow me [...]
I’m deep in the heart of a bitter cold northern winter and something strange is happening. I’m rejecting gardening books and seed catalogs. I really don’t know why, as I’ve always enjoyed snuggling with garden literature. Lately though, I just can’t drum up the enthusiasm for a good, long, green-thumbed read.
During the summer months, we like to keep a fresh bouquet of flowers in our reception area. I cut this bouquet from one of our two cutting gardens and just plunked it into a vase. No flower-arranging skills required!
The appeal of a cutting garden is abundance: having lots of flowers so you don’t miss the ones you cut, and having enough [...]
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 [...]
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens.
Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]
Earlier this summer I potted up a miniature bog garden in a bowl and it thrived! Even the dried sphagnum peat moss grew.
Check Venus fly traps and pitcher plants for aphids before bringing indoors.
Planted in early June, the bog garden is lush and healthy in September.
North American pitcher plants (Sarracen [...]
With hundreds of varieties and an elegant range of hues, hostas are a plant collector’s dream. They demand little care and solve the “what grows in the shade” problem, too.
Mass plantings of hosta create a flowing pattern of color on a shady slope.
Use bold hosta with large foliage as specimens in colorful containers.
Gardener uses plants instead of paint to create a green portrait.
The photo at right was sent to us by one of our customers in Virginia. Maureen and her husband purchased a Living Wall Panel
from our web site and used it to create the best version of a “green man”
that we’ve ever seen! Here’s her story:
“My husband and I always sca [...]