As I’ve mentioned before, the Jackmanii clematis growing on the south wall of my house is one of the few plants we inherited from my home’s former owner. From speaking with her, it was clear that, years and years ago, she was quite the gardener. By the time she was ready to sell the...Read more →
Our recent abundance of frigid weather, rain, and wind finally gave way overnight and we woke this morning to a world dressed in white. It’s not enough to shovel; just enough of a sprinkling to cover the lawn and garden. Just enough to transform fall’s tired looking landscape into a bit of a winter...Read more →
For right now, at least, I can claim this as my favorite. The soft color, lightly frilled petals, and the fact that it reblooms makes this daylily an absolute joy to have in my garden.
I bought this daylily in a bag of 15 mixed varieties of d...Read more →
Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise'
So, it's officially summer. I can't think of a more appropriate plant to feature today than coreopsis 'Early Sunrise.' It just screams "sunshine," doesn't it?
I have three large clumps of this in my front garden, and ...Read more →
Elementary teachers have an ingenious system for teaching a new skill. They start out the lesson by having their students do a task that it is practically impossible to fail at. It builds confidence, shows them that they know more than they think ...Read more →
I've written about my Jackmanii clematis and its history before. Suffice to say, I love this plant. Every year, it amazes me with its size and sheer volume of purple blossoms. But this year it is a real monster. Look at it. I think I need a big...Read more →
I got this evening primrose (also known as sundrops) last year at my city's perennial plant exchange. It was labeled "Buttercup," which I knew was wrong but the pickings were slim and I was determined to walk away with something. It just kind o...Read more →