Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Favorite (simple and green)

                                This  is a look at one of my favorite gardens this year                            

A new planting of Hosta's 'Sum and Substance' under a 'Redbud tree'

                                           Seasonal container plantings add just a pop of color

The garden is mostly green with sharp edged 'Boxwood' shrubs 'Myrtle' groundcover, and 'Hydrangea's


Friday, August 7, 2020

A winning combination

A surprising planting of "Coleus" and "Cannas" That "worked"
The colors of summer


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Anna's 2020

My friend Anna has a wonderful suburban garden on a small corner lot.
Over the last 20 years it has developed in to a special place. 
Here's a glance.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Garden with a view

One of my thoughts on gardening is that it should have great views.. When you can turn the corner and your heart almost stops.

This is one of those heart stopping gardens with great views  no matter where you view it from.

The main entrance

The path to the main entrance

the far side of the backyard

From the front walk

The entrance to the back terrace

From the driveway

A container on the rear terrace

A grove of Ligularia

The side garden

And up near the top of the driveway

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Containers that work

When the planting containers echo the lines of the house, it's a perfect match.

A look at a perfect purple planting

Sunday, May 31, 2020


I  believe that society has a unwritten contract. A contract that states that we are all here on this earth as a society, and we should all practice doing whats right as humanly possible.

A teachers contract is to teach their students, a parents contract is set examples for their children. Police contracts, enforce the law.

Murder is not part of any contract

When society breaks these contracts hate, anger, racism and death are sure to follow.

Gardeners have a contract too

There is no room for Hate or anger in our world, it's all about loving, sharing, giving, and growing.

I wish all of society was more like a Gardeners contract.

A look at a garden from under the Wisteria Arch

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The tulip season comes to a close

It was a great season for Tulips
but all things must come to an end. 

Here's a look back, hope you enjoyed