My Summer Flowers- Then and Now

Earlier this summer I did an article on the flowers I picked for this season. . I went a little different than I usually do; selecting annuals that would hold up to weekends of no watering and  a little less maintenance than the flowers I usually select. Admittedly, I was a little hesitant because I tend to look at my potted annuals as little works of art, trying to outdo myself each year. I often use a variety of flowers and colors in one pot, but this summer I went with less variety in color, but used bolder colors.  These are the pictures […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Hostas

Hostas. Love ’em. Hate ’em. As I was walking around my yard, scoping out what is doing well and not doing well in my yard this summer, I realized that my hostas are absolutely stunning at times and yet at other times I want to dig them up and do away with them. Hostas are a staple in landscaping. There are hostas for shade, hostas for sun. There are too many varieties to count.  I really can’t imagine my landscaping without them, but when they don’t look good, well….&$@#!

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Catmint- a Perennial for Even the Worst Gardener

Over 15 years ago, I became a perennial flower enthusiast and with the help of my husband, created two large perennial flower beds. We have since moved and I don’t have the best location for perennial flower beds like I used to, but I manage to squeeze them in here and there. I want to share one of my favorite perrenials with you- Catmint (Nepeta).  Catmint was used in my perennial gardens at my last home and I have several planted at my current home. Catmint is a cottage-type flower that you may often see planted with peonies, roses and other cottage-type […]

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