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Top 13 Perennials For 2013

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials

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 [...]

Santa Fe Inspirations

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I saw outdoor design ideas that were clever, entertaining and a little quirky. (A little Albuquerque, too---more about that later.) Like this vignette at a Canyon Road gallery: a painting paired with annuals. Don't want to hang your outdoor oil painting on the wall? Prop it on an easel. [...]