Monthly archive August, 2012
A Carpet of Begonias

A Carpet of Begonias

(Photo: Flower Carpet) I never knew there was an entire website dedicated to a carpet of flowers. In fact, I never knew there was a carpet of flowers created like the one done biennially in Belgium. This isn’t just your front door mat kind of carpet. This is an area that spans just a little...
Fall Bulbs for Warmer Climates

Fall Bulbs for Warmer Climates

As we all know, there are pluses and minuses to the weather wherever you live. If you’re located in the upper Midwest like me, you may complain the winter’s too long. If you live in southern Texas, you may miss seeing snow at Christmastime. The same is true when it comes to gardening benefits in...
Plant your Perennials...this Fall!

Plant your Perennials…this Fall!

If you’re like most people, you probably assume that the best time to plant is in the spring. While spring is definitely a good time to put most plants in the ground, it is not the only time to do it. Fall is not only an excellent time for planting trees and shrubs, but also...
The Black Walnut: A Toxic Beauty

The Black Walnut: A Toxic Beauty

Beautifully tall with large compound leaves, the black walnut tree can truly be a wonderful addition to a large scale landscape. The problem with the, not one, but TWO black walnut trees that adorn my property is that I would by no means consider my little piece of the earth a “large scale landscape”. My...