Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Spring Thing!

Thoughts circling around juicy spring bulbs today...
a blast of colour pushing through the soil 
is the best way to bring in a new
gardening season!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Carpe Diem!


Secure future pleasure dividends today
and plant trees, shrubs and spring bulbs.
Recent adoptions include:
 
Delphinium 'Summer Morning'
Heart Tongue Fern (Phyllitis Scolopenddrium)
 Heuchera Sugar Plum
Rose 'All the Rage'

Tamarix Ramosissima Pink Cascade
Dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardinii)
Deutzia x Rosea carminea

and something tropical-a calathea.

This is just the beginning...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Privacy is the new Black

Clematis virginiana
A vertical carpet of white flowers 
successfully hides a banal iron fence. 

Stylish discretion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grow your Privacy

Urban dwellers all over the city
are coming up with new strategies to create private spaces.
Morning glories (Ipomoea violacea) spontaneously weave into 
a flourishing silver lace vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)
to make a green curtain.

The vines conceal a telephone pole, a chain link fence
and a wall of lumber.




Monday, September 10, 2012

IF the devil is in the detail....

Ozark Sundrops (oenothera macrocarpa/Missouriensis)

IF the devil is in the detail-
red stems pop against the glossy foliage on this low-growing 
sprawling North American wildflower.
And...it also offers up spectacular bright yellow goblet shaped 
flowers from June to September.
Winning.

See the flower at

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Succulent-Rich in desirable qualities


Stonecrop (Sedum)

Just when you think it is time to pack up the garden,
this succulent perks up.  A late-blooming perennial, this sedum shows off the 
prettiest little lavender flowerlets and stands tall when others are 
starting to look tired.