They say all good things must come to an end, right? No, I don’t accept that, but “change is inevitable – change is constant” that one I believe. After 6 amazing years the time has come for me to move on from plantlust.com. Time for a change – but even when the change is one you’ve initiated it can still be bittersweet. (more…)
My first visit to this garden, that of Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman, was back in 2014. I figured a couple of years gone by it would be interesting to see it again. Visiting gardens over time, and watching them mature and the inevitable changes take place, is a benefit of living in a community of generous gardeners. (more…)
I love introducing new gardeners to a great nursery they’ve never heard of, even better when they make the trek and later tell me how impressed they were — usually with tales of many plants bought. Such is the case with Secret Garden Growers, its name is apropos. (more…)
Last week Patricia mentioned her foray into tomato growing. Since she’d previously asked about my “candy tomatoes” — a reference to the fact everyone was eating them like candy at the open garden last August — I thought I’d share what I’m growing this year.
I’m switching things up today and sharing my Wednesday Vignette (a blogger’s meme hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum) image here, rather than over on my personal blog, danger garden. Why? It’s Garden Blogger’s Bloomday — the day to share images of what’s blooming in your garden — so I’m posting my flower photos over there. (more…)
Well designed gardens are known for their sweeps and swaths of the same plant. Onesies are frowned upon — plant in groups of threes, or better yet five or even seven. But how can I possibly have room for all the cool plants if I do it that way? Thus I’ve resigned myself to having a “collectors garden” — not that there’s anything wrong with that — but it’s a label that (I’m being honest here) left me feeling a little “less than.” Like my garden was nice, but with an asterisk. (more…)
Out and about with a friend one day she asked if I’d mind stopping to pick up a pair of boots she had repaired, “of course not!”…and that’s how I discovered JD’s Shoe Repair. (more…)
I thought I’d let a couple of our nurseries describe the varied colors of this fabulous plant, after all they say it much better than I could:
“This ever-colorful evergreen’s leaves keep growing in yellow-orange-red-green marbled patterns…” – Cistus Nursery
“New growth emerges in tones of hot orange-red and then changes to gold that is irregularly splashed on deep green leaves. NO OTHER HARDY VINE has foliage this color and this dramatic.” – Xera Plants
There was a rescue operation, on a hot and miserable morning back in August of 2014. I’d taken a walk past Patricia’s old garden and spotted a new crop of Echium wildpretii seedlings. Knowing the new owners were planning on a clean sweep (out with the plants, in with the lawn) Patricia and I were there early the next day to dig.
Initially this post was going to be the 3rd in my “never say never” series. After all I never thought I would be planting Begonias in my garden, and certainly not in my much loved chartreuse Circle Pot. But then I realized it wasn’t so much about breaking the Begonia barrier as it was having fun.