The shade garden at the park has a stellar cast of characters, from a bold oakleaf hydrangea, to autumn fern, toad lilies and a variety of hostas. But this spring season, it is the rodgersia that is stealing the spotlight.
At some point in the gardening season—back when I had a yard—I could say “when!” The new beds were full or I was out of time and labor to make more. I could easily shift gears to pruning, weeding and … Read Article
A rather obvious title for this post about the rock garden, but truth-be-told I have been rockin’ it lately with this garden.
There is a type of exhaustion that brings a contented smile to the faces of gardeners. It is the feeling that can only come from a day’s work in the garden.
To say this year at the adopt-a-plots at Ault Park is off to a grand start would be an understatement. By mid-March many of us were cleaning out our beds (the weeds were already in full force), dividing perennials, installing … Read Article
I was making quite the wish list of new garden plants while attending our recent “Plants We Love” workshop, sponsored by our friends at Liquid Fence (we do need to protect our new plants from hungry deer!). By the end … Read Article
After many years of gardening I have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. There are years when a very wet spring makes a sharp turn to a hot, dry summer with no rain in sight. … Read Article
As I have gotten older (insert old age here) I have learned a few things about myself, one being that I spend a lot of time daydreaming about garden trekking. It doesn’t help matters that I have a few (wink, … Read Article
So much has changed in this gardener’s life. There is a new career, new responsibilities at the park and new friends. Yet with all the change my world seems to be getting smaller, which I love. One must not mistake … Read Article
One thing gardeners do not do is sit around and feel sorry for themselves. The rain may not fall nearly enough, the rain may fall too much, powdery mildew may descend on our beds like an evil veil and neighbors’ cats … Read Article
As much as we would like to be gardening each day there are events that keep us at arm’s length from our greatest desire. Most of us will have to deal with one, or possibly two, nature-inflicted gardening sabbaticals. It … Read Article