Let’s Talk About Color

– Posted in: Design

I thought it was the end of the world when I discovered my daughters didn't see the colors in my garden the way I did. A garden I toured in Buffalo helped change my mind. Read the rest of my blog post to find out how.

How to Analyze An Area of Your Yard to Improve It: The Parking Pad Bed

– Posted in: Design, How-to, New House, New Gardens, Parking Pad Bed
ask yourself these questions before you redesign your yard

In case you are just joining in: About two-and-a-half years ago our family moved from our long-time rural home to a different 19th-century farm house about twenty-five minutes from our previous one. I have been renovating the landscape around the house in a non-systematic frenzy and writing about it as time permits. (Previous posts are [...]

Color for Adventurous Gardeners: Book review

– Posted in: Book reviews, Design

Recently I've been reading Color for Adventurous Gardeners By Christopher Lloyd. As usual I enjoyed his writing, mostly because he is such a "cranky" writer--highly opinionated and not very diplomatic about it. Also, as usual, 85% of the plants he writes about aren't hardy enough to grow in my garden. But, no matter, he's always [...]