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Powerscourt Gardens, Ireland

Powerscourt Gardens, Ireland
It’s the time of year when we all long for a little green. What better place than Ireland? Our slideshow takes you there. Powerscourt Gardens Slideshow Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Slideshow: Powerscourt GardensTo see captions, click on the image. To share comments or explore further, go to Flickr.   Wherever I travel, great garden visits […]

New Delphiniums, Year 2

New Delphiniums, Year 2
What’s it like to have more than 50 delphiniums in bloom in your garden? Sweet. Follow the story of a new kind of delphinium, from seed to bloom in 15 months. Slide Show: New Millennium delphiniums, from seed to bloom. Click on the images to see captions or go to full-screen mode.   A little […]

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends
I love looking at people’s front gardens. Unlike the back garden, the front yard is the “public” garden, and it says a lot about the gardener. Tres, one of my coworkers, has created a remarkable city garden that begins right where the sidewalk ends. She’s built a whimsical fence that she made with hardwood poles […]

Make a Grand Entrance

Make a Grand Entrance
Vermont garden is a nonstop flower show. The entrance to the manor house at Great Dixter is always flanked by terrific potted plants. The entrance to Sue’s is a bit different, but a grand entrance, nonetheless. Last summer, Sue’s display featured Gartenmeister Bonstedt fuchsia, many different coleus varieties, some rex begonias and lots of impatiens. […]

Know Your Grass

Know Your Grass
Ornamental grasses are reliable, beautiful and pretty much carefree. Just remember to divide them regularly. With a nod to garden designer Piet Oudolf, we planted this 50-foot border of perennial grasses, mixed with rudbeckia and echinacea for extra color. If you want a dramatic, easy-care display of plants, it’s hard to beat ornamental grasses. For […]

Heucheras That Beat the Heat

Heucheras That Beat the Heat
The efforts of several plant breeders over the past decade have inundated the market with scores of new varieties. The result: improved flower size and color, new foliage colors, patterns and leaf shapes. Caramel Heuchera is a runner-up for the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year award. A trio of coral bells holds the corner […]

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden
Just like an art museum, each time you visit a public garden there’s always something new to appreciate and inspire. The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR. Once springtime arrives and I’m finally out in the garden, it’s almost impossible to pry me away from home. I hate the thought of missing a single minute. When […]

New Succulents for 2009

New Succulents for 2009
Here are a few of my favorites, including aloes, agaves and echeverias. I took this photograph in the garden of Thomas Hobbs, author of The Jewel Box Garden. His garden in Vancouver is filled with tiny wonders like this one. Here, he has combined some incredibly beautiful, tender succulents called echeverias, with some seashells, bits […]

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