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Aftermath of an Ice Storm in the Garden

In December, right before Christmas we were hit by a major ice storm, the worst in decades. People at the power company said it was the worst they could remember. We didn’t lose power, luckily, but people all over our town did, some for as long as 10 days (into January). Major commercial areas lost […]

Carpet/Creeping Phlox, A Great Groundcover, Round 2

I previously blogged about this plant in 2009 and it just looks so good this year I wanted to blog about it again. This will be a picture heavy post. Creeping phlox, also called carpet phlox, phlox sublata is a great typically evergreen groundcover native to the eastern US. It spreads, yet is easy to […]

Garden Photo Contest

Holland Bulb Farms is having a garden photo contest. And no, not getting paid to tell you this (I wish) just thought I entered so others might want to too. Go and enter your own, or just vote for mine. Please? Here are my entries. They allow you to upload as much as 10 at […]

A Dream of Spring

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair – The bees are stirring -birds are on the wing – And Winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! And I the while, the sole unbusy thing, Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing. Yet well […]

Three Simple Tips for a Beautiful Ornamental Garden Bed

My garden beds are looking wonderful right about now, and, not to toot my own horn, but nothing else in the neighborhood comes close. I was pondering my success today, and decided that there was probably just a few key principles I follow in the design process to achieve the looks I’ve gotten. I know […]

Pictures of My Front Yard

My front yard is looking really good this year, and I thought I would share a picture. Here it is circa May 23rd 2009. Click the picture to see it bigger. The two smaller beds are brand new, I’ve got two dwarf apples and a paw paw tree planted in them, as well as some […]

Pictures of My Garden

I’ve posted pictures of various plants in my garden, but never really large shots showing you exactly what my beds look like. However, since my beds are starting to look really good, I wanted to share, so here are some big pictures. This is a picture of the bed that curves along my back fence. […]

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