Tag: perennials

Gardening for year-round interest

Gardening for year-round interest

People who know I’m a gardener are usually surprised when they find out that autumn, not summer, is my favorite season. Sure, spring brings new life and summer brings an embarrassment of riches with both food and vibrant color. But fall…the air is clean and crisp and the sometimes gaudy colors of summer give way […]

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
10 Easy Care Perennials for a Sunny Garden

10 Easy Care Perennials for a Sunny Garden

I remember buying plants for my very first perennial border and being completely overwhelmed by all the choices available. Everything in the garden center was vying for my attention. I made the mistake of  buying plants based on looks alone, barely even reading the plant tags! Months later, some of the more exotic plants didn’t […]

June 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Perennial Gardening:  A Rehab Story

Perennial Gardening: A Rehab Story

  They say good things come to those who wait, but I think good things come to those who grab a shovel and work up a sweat. This is my personal gardening philosophy, and I’ve lived by it ever since I discovered the joy of building a beautiful yard. It’s true that gardening can teach patience […]

August 22, 2013 | By | Reply More