Bulbs Glorious Bulbs!

Many layered and multicolored spring bulbs brighten a pathway. Mad about pink tulips! Native American bulb blue Camassia in a bed of daffodils. Peony-flowering tulips. Scilla is very inexpensive and will spread quickly over the years to bring you waves of blue under trees and in your lawn–these are tiny easy to plant bulbs thatContinue reading “Bulbs Glorious Bulbs!”

Janie McCabe Selected for Colorblends Spotlight

Janie McCabe, owner of M.J. McCabe Garden Design and popular shoreline landscape and garden designer, has recently been selected for a Colorblends spotlight on the website Bulb Design Notes. “We reached out to three designers whose work we admire and asked if they’d be willing to share the thinking behind some of their successful springContinue reading “Janie McCabe Selected for Colorblends Spotlight”

Bold and Bright Drought Tolerant Plants for Late Summer

August weather can be a challenge—it’s too hot, humid—and rain is not dependable. Needless to say, who wants to drag a hose around everyday sometimes morning and evenings too. So don’t despair, I am including some perennials that can stand up to some pretty difficult conditions and still make your garden seem alive and thriving.Continue reading “Bold and Bright Drought Tolerant Plants for Late Summer”

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that reflects the very core of Zen philosophy. Age, imperfection and impermanence are the underlying qualities inherent in Wabi-Sabi. This cultivated and refined approach in all art forms suggests the sublime transient beauty in all living things. It is a significant concept in Japanese culture, and one that can beContinue reading “Finding Beauty in Imperfection”

Our Constant Sentinels of the Garden

Multi-layered use of many varied evergreens — creates an intimate and private garden in an otherwise open suburban landscape A tightly pruned yew hedge creates the walls in this autumn garden defining a nice sense of enclosure Elegant Chamaecyparis trees delineate the property line and look their best in the Winter covered with snow andContinue reading “Our Constant Sentinels of the Garden”

Evergreens Will Add a New Order to Your Garden

We all know that evergreens provide year-round color and consistency in our gardens, but it is vital to remember they also provide a strong sense of order that lends permanence and stability to the overall landscape. In Winter, when the trees become barren and the perennial borders are totally devoid of color, it’s the broadleafContinue reading “Evergreens Will Add a New Order to Your Garden”