Cheap plants that you can share with friends and trade for other interesting things are treasures for gardeners. Last week I shared (on my own blog) a list of plants that, for under $20, you can plant in the ground right now and next spring, have hundreds of beautiful babies for your own garden and to share with others. It was a great challenge, so I thought it would be fun to expand the list.
Yesterday was Shel Silverstein's birthday. I saw someone post about it on Facebook and my mind immediately jumped to The Giving Tree. It was a childhood favorite, and it is something of an anthem for garden designers.
One of the biggest markers of the seasons are the flowers that we associate with them. Just as one of the first signs of spring is when daffodils begin to break the surface of the ground, walking past front steps with rows of brilliantly colored mums overflowing their containers lets me know that fall is beginning to usher summer out.
Every autumn I crave sturdy, cozy fabrics like wool, tweed, corduroy, and… velvet? Maybe not to wear, but I do love velvety plants. How did they get so fuzzy? Are they just trying to keep themselves warm like the rest of us? Probably not, but they are so pretty…
The days are drawing in, the bustling ice cream shop is growing quiet, and the weekly farmers' market is coming to an end. It's official, summer's closing up shop. This year, instead of feeling wistful that summer's almost over, I've been thinking of some fall-style activities to get in the spirit of the season. Canning and herb drying come to mind, plus a whole bunch more, all while wearing cozy sweaters and drinking pumpkin ale, of course.
You may still be reveling in the last days of summer now, but rest assured in about 6 months you will overjoyed to see those first signs of life emerging from the cold frozen ground. If you want that pleasure later, you must act now.
Harvest fresh basil, oregano, chives and cilantro anytime with easy herb planters like these. I started growing herbs this year, and I absolutely love the convenience of having herbs at my disposal. Grow them indoors worry-free using containers with drainage like the ones in photos 1, 2 and 4. Roots won't rot from sitting in water.
Last weekend I made a road trip to Philadelphia to pick up my kids after a week with their cousins. It was a perfect opportunity to finally visit one of the Terrain garden centers that I have long been admiring online. While there is a store outside of Philly, I stopped in the Westport, CT shop and found so many wonderful treasures… not the least of which was an entirely new slate of plant ideas for Deer Resistant gardening.
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