• Yucca 'Golden Sword' with snow in winter

Perennials That Look Good in Winter

How do we make gardens that still look like gardens in the winter? It’s worth scoping out what perennial foliage still looks good in your garden in cold weather. Gather these "foul weather friends" together for winter garden beauty.

By |February 3rd, 2019|Clues, Great Plants, How-To's|Comments Off on Perennials That Look Good in Winter
  • bittersweet in spicebush

Spot Invasive Plants

Spotting Invasive plants when leaves are green can be tricky. But invasives with a longer growing season than native plants are easy to see in fall. Their leaves remain green or display bright autumn color long after natives have lost their leaves for the winter.

By |October 17th, 2018|Clues, How-To's|Comments Off on Spot Invasive Plants
  • turkey in garden - signs that summer is winding down

Signs that Summer’s Winding Down

I’m hearing lots of clues that summer is winding down, though. Dawn gets quieter and quieter, but the side yard is alive with twittering goldfinches clinging to Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) plants, gorging on ripe seeds, while bumblebees keep up the buzz pollinating its long-lasting lavender flowers.

By |September 20th, 2018|Clues|Comments Off on Signs that Summer’s Winding Down