Appreciating the Winter Garden

hellabores - christmas rose

Two words bring together my feelings about gardening: appreciation and fascination. At the end of December, when time seems compressed and hasty, tasks are many and quiet moments few, the garden gives us time to appreciate a slower, gentler pace. Appreciation means, to me, looking closely at plants, sensing the feel of damp winter air, …

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Creating a Beautiful Perennial Border

beautiful perennial border in bloom

These are the steps I take in preparing and creating a beautiful perennial border that is purely dedicated to herbaceous plants and does not include the planting of shrubs, but can include using bulbs or annuals to help with all year-round color. Before starting work it is important to plan the overall size of the …

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