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September Happenings and Tidbits

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

This summer's weather has had everyone scurrying all over the place. For those of you on the East coast, who would have ever thought that you would end up with such torrential rains and a cool summer? And for all of us who are living in drought riddern territories, we yearn for even a light, [...]

Container Clusters

– Posted in: Garden Design

As a dedicated container gardener, my approach to gardening in pots is always evolving.  I wrote about my thriller, filler and spiller recipe last season, and while I'm sticking with that basic approach, I find myself more inclined to create those kinds of combinations by using a grouping comprised of individual plants in their own [...]

Rhymes With Orange

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Design

Last month I started my seasonal orange bender. It being the color of all kinds of wonderful things, from mangoes to sunsets to campfire embers. I can't get enough of it--in the garden or elsewhere.  So I shared some of my favorite flowers and promised a return to the topic with a post on good [...]

Addendum to ‘Deeper Into Orange’

– Posted in: Garden Design

Steve's recent post, Deeper Into Orange, did a magnificent job of showing how to use the color orange in the garden to create certain moods and bring some punch and 'exoticism' to a planting scheme, especially in the summer months. His article motivated me to browse through some of my photos to see where orange had been used to create an [...]