Without question, everyone appreciates a tree! I also suspect that everyone has a memory that is associated with a tree. Whether that memory is climbing one, a rope swing hung from a branch, enjoying a picnic in the shade of a tree or—dare I say—perhaps your first kiss or a wedding proposal. We all have […]
Design in Bloom
Because it was originally known as a painted leaf flower, you might think the word poinsettia is the botanical name of this impressive species. However, its scientific name is Euphorbia pulcherrima- and you thought poinsettia was hard to say! Its common name comes from the man who is credited with introducing the plant to the […]
The New Wave Comes Ashore Over the past 50 years, ornamental grasses have slowly been gaining favor among gardeners. I was first smitten with this group of plants as a child, long before I began to seriously study landscape design in the early 1980’s. As a beginning gardener, I was intrigued by their texture and […]
What’s New in ’22 Top left – Amazing Daisies® ‘Marshmallow’ Shasta DaisyBottom left – Blue My Mind® XL Dwarf Morning GloryBottom middle -Little Lime Punch® Panicle HydrangeaBottom right – Be My® Main Squeeze™ Calla Lily Photos courtesy of Proven Winners When I embarked upon writing this article, I did some reading to see what other […]
They’re everywhere, including where they really don’t belong.
Decorating with greenery is one of the oldest holiday traditions on Earth, but in the northern United States, it didn’t become commonplace until the 1800s. Not surprisingly, varieties of greenery used varied by region. Today, the materials available, either at your local garden center or on the internet are seemingly limitless. Still, I would encourage […]