Stalking Geraniums

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Perennials
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When faced with overwhelming choices in beautiful gardens, it is almost essential for garden photographers to give themselves a target, an assignment.  These days, I am stalking geraniums. True, it is great to wander around a wonderful garden, drinking in beauty, grabbing shots, but too often such photos end up as snapshots without a story[...]

Biomimicry – How Doing It Nature’s Way Will Change The Way We Live

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials, Sustainable Gardening
Photo courtesy of Saxon Holt

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance[...]

Top 13 Perennials For 2013

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

I’ve experimented with several dozen perennials over the years. But there are certain ones that I return to ~ time and again. They are star performers, easy to grow, hardy, can handle a wide range of soils, and moisture. Each of them adds a unique element to any garden. They are classics. The genii listed[...]

Warm Wishes from GGW

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Perennials, Succulents
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Nature is astonishing, isn’t it? How delightfully ironic that the flowers of many cacti resemble water lilies and the tops of some, snowflakes. Here are 18 examples to warm you this chilly season. Apologies to cactiphiles; I wasn’t able to identify all of them. If you would like to provide one or more IDs, please do! —[...]