Garden Design
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...
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...
Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Are you passionate about purple? Gung-ho for green? Whimsical about white? Have you ever considered planting a monochromatic garden? This fall could be the season to try it! Creating a monochromatic garden (that is, one of all the same bloom color) can make quite an impact. Keeping a color consistent throughout your garden can be...
I Really Loved It, so I Bought It

I Really Loved It, so I Bought It

It never quite feels like summer to me until my mom and I make our annual trip to the first weekend of the flea market in a beautiful place called Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Whether we come home with anything of importance really doesn’t matter. The feel of the sun on our shoulders, the “planning” of our...
3x3 Garden #4: The Vibrant Sun Perennial Trio

3×3 Garden #4: The Vibrant Sun Perennial Trio

If you’re anything like me, the thought of digging up a bulb during the fall months and keeping it somewhere safe until spring is a bit daunting. Will I do it? Yes, but it doesn’t particularly top my list of fave “to-do’s”. So for this week’s 3 x 3 Garden Trio, I decided to focus...
3 X 3 Garden #3: The Purple Passion Trio

3 X 3 Garden #3: The Purple Passion Trio

So last week I mentioned that I was looking forward to this particular “3×3 Garden” as it contains two of my most favorite things in the summer garden: dahlias and the color purple! So if you’re like me and have a “passion for purple”, then this combination might be just what you and your partial...
3 x 3 Garden #2: The Apricot Shade Trio

3 x 3 Garden #2: The Apricot Shade Trio

Just as I promised, the second garden in my 3X3 Garden Series is specially suited for all of you shade-dwellers! The wonderful warm color of apricot is one of my personal favorites in the garden as it catches the eye without over-powering everything else. While bright splashes of colors such as yellow and pink can...
3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

Welcome to the first post in my 3X3 Garden Series! Those of you with lots-o-sun and an eye for color are going to LOVE this combination! For my first “3×3 Garden”, I’ve chosen three plants that are sure to “light up” your garden spot or container. This trio consists of canna and calla lilies. These...
The 3x3 Garden Series (and no, I'm not talking dimensions...)

The 3×3 Garden Series (and no, I’m not talking dimensions…)

With the New Year upon us, I’ve been thinking it’s time for a fresh, new idea for the Bulb Blog. Sure, there are a million and one gardening topics I could cover (and still intend to continue doing) but I like to keep things interesting, both for you as my readers and for myself as...