Category Archives: The Flowering Border

Garden Edit

Three years ago I had the good fortune to be invited by a Dutch friend to visit her childhood home in Holland and tour some Dutch gardens. At the top of my list were the gardens of one the twentieth … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Mid-Summer Border

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

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Last Bow

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White and to my surprise, dusty pink to mauve flowers are dominating the garden now. I didn’t plan it this way, but some of the perennials like Phlox David have grown so huge they are threatening to choke are choking … Continue reading

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July Garden

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There is a point in midsummer where the garden suddenly changes. The spring greens are long gone and a unified summer green emerges. The once emerald lawn has now lost its luster. My friend Mermer recently said about this that, … Continue reading

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Moon Garden Room – an update of images

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The first time I had heard of planting a single-color garden was when I read a book about the White Garden at Sissinghurst. British novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West and her husband, diplomat and author Sir Harold Nicolson, designed and … Continue reading

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Seasonal shots of Don’s garden

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A friend asked me to make a separate area on the blog to just look at photos of my garden. So here it is.

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Plant Swap with Friends

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I recently added a bluestone patio that has caused the need for yet another border! Not wanting to go out and buy more plants I combed my garden and found a few crowded in plants, including some boxwoods. The new … Continue reading

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