Tag : Spring Flowers

6 Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring

  I’ll take flowers in any season, but flowers that follow winter always stop me in my tracks. Especially when materializing (as if out of nowhere) from their earthy hibernation. Perennial shrubs like red flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, and serviceberries…

2 Comments / 361 View / October 10, 2017

Grow What You Love: The High Line, NYC

  A couple short weeks ago I paid a visit to New York City, which also meant an afternoon of wandering the High Line. If you’re wondering what people in NYC do on a warm spring day, this is it….

0 Comments / 106 View / May 5, 2016

Plant Pick: Happy Wanderer

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Happy Wanderer, Hardenbergia violacea, brings more than cheer and free spirit to the garden. It’s an enduring, hard to kill vine with striking blooms and a fabulous habit of climbing nearly anything you put…

6 Comments / 931 View / February 9, 2015

Plant Pick: What You Didn’t Know About Candytuft

  If you’re looking for a fabulous, drought tolerant ground cover with masses of spring flowers this is the plant for you. Candytuft, Iberis sempervirens, is as sweet as it’s name implies. A dutiful show-stopper, with flowers so prolific they brighten…

0 Comments / 912 View / January 21, 2015

Five Friday Flowers

The ephemeral nature of a garden is a crazy, worldly reminder of something amazing. I love it. From one visit to the next, one week or season to the next, it’s an overflowing source of wonder. I can’t pretend to be a…

0 Comments / 96 View / April 11, 2014

How to Care for Spring Bulbs Once They’ve Bloomed

  I’m one of those crazy people that loves winter. Not necessarily winters that start in September and end in June (like so many we’ve had living in the Sierra Nevada) but rainy days, snowy days, soups, winter veggies, boots,…

2 Comments / 177 View / February 18, 2014

Bring Blooms Inside

The contrast of a flowering fruit tree on a winters day is like a chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream. A perfect combination. The simple beauty and cheery enthusiasm of these flowers set against a cool, gray afternoon doubles up…

0 Comments / 9 View / March 9, 2013