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Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

More amazing color....wow!  Heuchera mixed   with ferns.  The fact that heuchera is an evergreen is just so appealing for   year round color!

Beauty and Hardiness Grow in the Shade

More amazing color....wow! Heuchera mixed with ferns. The fact that heuchera is an evergreen is just so appealing for year round color!

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Plants with Fall Color

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

This client loves using Lilies in her flower arrangements. It is so gratifying to create beauty while giving my client what she needs.

This client loves using Lilies in her flower arrangements. It is so gratifying to create beauty while giving my client what she needs.

I have always been more of a practical gardener than an idealist.  Although it is nice to have an array of pretty bedding flowers I am not inclined to invest the time or space for such luxuries: for me each plant has to earn its place in the garden and be productive in some way.  This doesn’t mean that my vegetable plot is devoid of flowers however.  Flowers play an important role in any organic garden but the criteria for selecting them are different to ornamental gardens – it’s not the…

I have always been more of a practical gardener than an idealist. Although it is nice to have an array of pretty bedding flowers I am not inclined to invest the time or space for such luxuries: for me each plant has to earn its place in the garden and be productive in some way. This doesn’t mean that my vegetable plot is devoid of flowers however. Flowers play an important role in any organic garden but the criteria for selecting them are different to ornamental gardens – it’s not the…

Blue Fescue: ground cover in planters, pots, along walkways.  Good contrast w/ green plants.

Blue Fescue: ground cover in planters, pots, along walkways. Good contrast w/ green plants.

Japanischer Blutahorn Bloodgood - 1 baum günstig online kaufen, bestellen Sie schnell und bequem online

Japanischer Blutahorn Bloodgood - 1 baum günstig online kaufen, bestellen Sie schnell und bequem online

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’)  Globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’)  Nettle-leaved mullein (Verbascum chaixii)

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’) Globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’) Nettle-leaved mullein (Verbascum chaixii)