What Placeholder Plants Can Do For You

– Posted in: Design, How-to

When I finally grasped the concept of placeholder plants, it changed my life. Well, what I mean is, it reduced my garden maintenance load and I enjoyed my garden more, with less work. Not precisely life-changing, but definitely life-improving. A placeholder plant is a garden-worthy plant that you happen to have a lot of, which [...]

Wild Geranium: Wildflower Wednesday

– Posted in: Native/Invasive

At our old house, wild geraniums (Geranium maculatum) grew every place the lawn mower left alone. Or at least it seemed that way. It was always a pleasure to see them carpeting the woods in mid-May, but I certainly didn't check daily on their progress, as I did with my carefully collected and cultivated trilliums. [...]