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Good Fall Is Here! Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September 2017

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

In my mind there are two kinds of fall: "Good" Fall and "Bad" Fall. Good Fall is what we have now. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn color, temperatures have moderated so that you want to work in the garden again, the colchicums have started blooming and the many native autumn-blooming plants are at their peak, summer annuals are still going strong and some perennials are having a second flush of bloom. (Bad Fall is after the leaves drop and it's cold enough that they'd call it winter down South.) In this blog post, I'd like to share some of the best that autumn has to offer.

Cornell Site Helps Match Spring Bulbs With Early Perennials

– Posted in: Design, Recommended Links

If you're like me, every spring you walk around the garden looking at the fresh leaves of emerging perennials, thinking that you should really plants some spring flowering bulbs nearby to take advantage of the lovely foliage. But I never write down my ideas, and I always forget. Fortunately, researchers with the Horticulture Department of [...]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day June 2010

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

First, the good news. Unlike last year, I have plenty of foxgloves blooming this year. I have more foxgloves than ever, blooming in places they've never bloomed before. This is partly because my garden buddy Bub gave me some foxglove seedlings to plant last year, and partly because conditions were favorable to foxgloves this spring. [...]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day November 2008

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

The first half of November, when these photos were taken (November 12th, to be exact), was unusually mild. So even though I missed Garden Bloggers Bloom Day by a mile (well, okay, only 9 days), I'm going to post these photos anyway, so I can remember this mild November when next winter comes around. That [...]