It’s the season of spectacular garden bloom. The time of year to lounge in your lawn chair (or living room recliner – no judgment here) and enjoy the beauty of all your hard work. Despite all the color in the garden though, the plant that stands out above the rest is the hydrangea. The large clusters of blooms send a clear message that summer has arrived and pool parties must commence.
Plant Profile: Sambucus
There are times when you need the perfect and unique plant in your garden. A plant that displays a spectacular trifecta of sheer wonderfulness: *Delicate yet sturdy flowers that turn into lovely and, in many cases, edible fruit. *Color that shines without ostentation. *A soft texture that belies its true strength.
Oh, you may think that this perfect plant doesn’t exist, but it does my gardening friends, and it goes by the name Sambucus. And did I mention they are deer resistant?
You know that moment when you drive up your street, pull up to your home and suddenly realize that your landscape seems a bit tired and needs to be updated? That’s the same time you look at your neighbor’s homes and think, man, they look so fresh. That, my friends, is the moment you know your landscape needs some help and it’s time you did something about it.
Pruning all your perennials down in the fall seems like it would be the correct thing to do, right? I get it, you have beautiful fall weather, you’re already raking leaves and it just makes sense to cut down the perennials and move on with the up-coming holiday season. Unfortunately what we want and what our plants need aren’t always the same thing. Here are answers to some common perennial winterization questions.
Fall. The time of year where we enjoy autumns radiant reds, brilliant oranges, luminous yellows and the yellowing of evergreen needles? Well, yes. But this shouldn’t cause a panic or create any fear that you may lose your evergreen, it is simply the natural progression of plants.
Creating a perennial garden that has color through-out the entire season can be a daunting task. At a time of year when many gardeners are just plain tired from working out in the heat of summer and fall plant selections that revolve around the leaf color of trees and shrubs, autumn often becomes a forgotten season in many perennial gardens. But with so many low maintenance perennials on the market, you simply have no reason to not extend your color into fall!
It’s time to create a fantastic fall perennial garden with these 5 must-have, super reliable perennials!
Insects on Boxwood and How to Treat Them
Boxwoods are everywhere and love them or hate them, they serve a purpose. Not only does their small stature make them easy to maintain but the fact that they are one of the truly deer resistant plants on the market makes them a priceless asset to our landscapes.
There’s something spectacular about spring blooming plants that you don’t get from those that provide summer color. It may be a light that they offer after a cold and dark winter telling us that we made it through.