How Annuals Made Their Way Into My Life
Anyone who's known me over the years knows that I have always been a tree and shrub guy, with a special place reserved for perennials. It's been no secret that annuals and bedding plants never got my juices flowing. I always used to think of them as "lesser cousins" of the finer plants in a garden, whimsical and fleeting, never having the moral fortitude to tough it out over one of our winters and therefore never deserving our respect.
Well, in 2012 we began the lengthy process of...
P.S. - Don't worry tree and shrub folks, I will never lose my heart completely to annuals!
Let Us All Cringe In Unison
Ok, it's time for me to be the landscape police once again. I know we're all impatient for an endless summer of flowery bliss in our cherished flower beds, but you can't simply replace patience with plastic. Case in point - jamming an artificial flower amid the decaying overwintered debris of an otherwise emerging flower bed.
Despite our rather long absence from any meaningful connection, we are still children of nature, and we instinctively know that there's something amiss when a...
It's A Practically Wonderful Concept!
I love practicality when I see it, and it really gets me going when it's in the world of gardening. I have to admit, this is a really novel idea! Not only is it a very efficient utilization of limited wall space in an obviously tight area, but it's a very efficient utilization of water too. Has anyone else ever tried something like this?
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