After many years waiting for the cash to get the patio I knew would never get done by myself, I am quite pleased with the result. Eucevio and his son did a great job, even accommodating a move of the very heavy stone stair. Here is the before and after. Now to plan the shade […]
Is your garden all fence and no flair? Create depth and interest with these tricks.
Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury’s book, Planting A New Perspective did indeed give me a whole new view of designing garden beds. Although their design theories are created on a scale most gardeners would never have the space to repeat, the basics of the process can be used by gardeners employing a more limited palette […]
After reading the book, Planting, A New Perspective, I am taking a measured approach to the plan for the pollinator’s garden. While the plant material is nature friendly, the design need not be untamed. Having a relatively tiny area to cover the plan will be a challenge as seed mixes can bring the unexpected. […]
I have a few issues in the garden. HA that’s an understatement. As a grower whose enthusiasm for planting, weeding, watering and maintenance wanes by the 3rd week in June, you can imagine all the problems my garden faces! But mainly I have issues with light. In a backyard whose privacy I love for […]