Early flowering perennials begin in May and early June and flower intensely until the beginning of July when the late flowering perennials begin and continue into late fall. I find there is often a lull in the border as the … Continue reading
The plants that are grabbing my attention at the moment are the large leaf plants. Large shapes of green color in contrast with smaller more delicate perennials create a pause and slow you down as you view a large planting. … Continue reading
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Tagged Araila Cordata Sun King, Asarum European, Astilbioidies Tabularis, Darmera Peltata, Foiliage for perennial border, foliage interest, Hosta Sieboldiana, Large foliage plants, Peltoboykinia Wantanabei, Petasites Japonicus, Rheum Palmatum, Rodgersia Pinnata, Syneilesis aconitifolia
Around the 1870’s bluestone quarries were booming in the Catskills providing large cut slabs of slate for the sidewalks in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto and many towns and cities in the northeast. My wife and I were waiting … Continue reading
When I first started laying out the garden I created an allee of a six Taxus cuspidata. I bought the plants already quite large, six foot tall by five feet wide, perfect pyramidal shapes that added a formality to an … Continue reading
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The Garden Conservancy Open Garden Days, July2, 2016 from 10:00- 4:00 My garden will be featured on Saturday, July 2nd along with many other wonderful gardens in our area. I have been editing the garden for the past two years … Continue reading
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In “Thugs in the Garden” (KL, Summer 2015) I wrote about plants that overtake a border by intensive root systems or by self seeding. Part of an education of a gardener includes figuring out which plants are aggressive and which … Continue reading
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While in Holland in late August, I visited some private gardens located in one of the many polders. A Polder is a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and … Continue reading