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Chelsea Flower show 2009 ... I was lucky to visit this incredible show again this year. Fascinating how the creativity in gardening seems to never end. Breathtaking flower arrangements and fantastic solutions for small, urban gardens. One cannot imagine what is possible even when there's only a few square metres you have to build a garden in. I'm stunned by how the plant/flower nurseries got their "fosterlings" in such great shape exactly on the date. I wish I would have had more energy to…
Large Bowl from Goodwill – Ready for Fall
90 degrees or cooler in Phoenix and My House of Goodwill is slowly making a subtle transition into fall. First stop: my kitchen table. I purchased this HUGE wooden bowl fromGoodwill of Central Ariz…
16 of the Prettiest Allium Varieties to Plant in Your Garden
Alliums, aka ornamental onions, are some of the most beautiful flowering bulbs for the spring and summer garden. Plant some of these popular varieties and they'll reward you with their stunning blooms that resemble fireworks frozen in time.
Astilbe Ostrich Plume -- Bluestone Perennials
Astilbe Ostrich Plume - Common name:Perennial Spirea - Astilbe Ostrich Plume makes a statement with its stunning pink weeping panicles on arching stems. Lush, deeply cut dark green foliage is attractive for the entire season. Young foliage may be tinged with bronze. Airy plumes in summer move with the slightest breeze.Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta.
Landscape Design.....Matching your homes Architecture with your landscape
September in Illinois is the number one month to plant. The soil is warm so plants root quickly The temperatures begin to moderate Rainfall is more frequent, think less watering! With all these benefits, perennials, in particular, will fully root prior to freezing. Sounds good doesn't it?! Thinking of a landscape renovation? My uppermost principle is to wed your homes architecture to the landscape. Each should compliment the other. Let's investigate further......... My hands down favorite…