The Serendipity of Spring Bulbs

  I never feel a perennial garden is complete without the addition of spring bulbs. The wonderful serendipitous quality of bulbs make the early spring garden truly come alive — a vivid reminder that we can bid adieu to the long cold and grey of winter. Whether you are just a beginner or a moreContinue reading “The Serendipity of Spring Bulbs”

Early Spring Bloomers No Garden Should Be Without

Since the winter has been so mild we are now seeing lots of early blooming shrubs along with all the tiny early spring bulbs emerging through sodden soil and snow. As the days lengthen, the sun warms the soil allowing buds to swell and unfurl opening several weeks earlier this year. These shrubs along withContinue reading “Early Spring Bloomers No Garden Should Be Without”

House Plants Bring the Garden Inside

When it is cold and grey outside, house plants can truly enliven your home bringing the essence of the garden inside.   For the most part, we are home-dwellers in the Winter. For that reason, it is important to use house plants to infuse our interiors with vitality and fresh energy. House plants inject aContinue reading “House Plants Bring the Garden Inside”

Spring Insights

Tough and resilient the Iris reticulata pushes its way through early spring snow — delicate and orchid-like. Viola ‘Tiger Eye’ — beautifully paired with spring bulbs. Dwarf daffodils and sky blue scilla complement each other as one of the first combination to bloom. A pink magnolia stellata unfurls its flowers under a fresh dusting of lateContinue reading “Spring Insights”

Late Winter Bloomers

Is it late winter or early spring? It’s hard to know given the recent flurry of warm, sunny days followed by a string of days that are cold and gloomy. But even with the unsettled flux of weather, an explosion of color and fragrance simmers beneath the ground. As the days lengthen, the sun warmsContinue reading “Late Winter Bloomers”