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Weathering the Dog Days of Summer-Part I
The dog days of summer seem to have arrived early this year. Short of moving to Alaska or other cooler areas, what can we do to keep our sanity? This is Part I of a two-part series.
Hellebore-Perennial of the Year for 2005
Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a perennial of the year. For 2005, they selected Lenten rose, also known as hellebore.
Allergy Proof Gardening
Over 35 million Americans suffer from allerlgies. Gardeners experiencing these problems need not give up their favorite activity.
Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
The All-America Selections winners for 2005 have been announced. Tough hot summers call for rough and ready plants. Arizona Sun blanket flower can take whatever comes.
This past summer I decided I needed edging for some flower beds. I wanted something to complement the houseīs foundation. When making that decision, I realized just how important garden details can be to the landscape.
Quick Blooming Flowers
Different, thatīs a word that is often used to describe new plants. That description is probably overused. However, it does apply to a new type of plants, early blooming biennials.
The Mysterious Orchids
For several years, a special group of plants--the orchids, have been gaining in popularity. Orhichds are not available at affordable prices, and are often purchased as impulse items.
Corn for the Landscape
Whether we grow it in craft gardens, edible gardens, or as a colorful landscape plant, corn deserves a place in our garden.
Part II-Ferns for the Landscape
This is the final article in a two-part series on ferns for the landscape.
Part 1-Ferns for the Landscape
I was introduced to ferns by mistake. While walking around the front yard one evening, I happened to notice a tiny fern growing under a maple tree.
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