Monthly Archives: May 2009

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it! Are you enjoying this long-awaited stretch of warm, sunny weather? Do you feel like we deserve it after all we’ve had to put up with this spring, on top of the nasty winter? Did some of your plants expire and not leaf out? Do […]

When she was a small girl my daughter’s favourite flower was the Bleeding Heart that grew at her Grandma’s house. She would pick the individual “lockets” that hung down along the stems and try to preserve them. Alas, they inevitably wilted, but that was no problem, there were always more to pick the next week. […]

I’m pretty confident in saying that all of us are looking forward to sitting out on our decks this summer, after the long winter and cool spring we’ve endured. I have very high expectations for “deck season” this year. I obtained a few more containers last fall to fill this spring, a request from my […]

I will not likely grow the 2009 Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial Plant of the Year in my present garden for reasons I’ll explain later, but if you have the proper conditions you should definitely consider it. Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ or Japanese Forest Grass, is the very definition of elegance. It has been described as looking […]