Winter: Planning Time

Winter is a great time to sit back and enjoy the emptiness in the garden. Our garden is not quite empty since I left a lot of seed heads intact for the birds and insects. Some brush piles for them to take refuge in from the cold, situate here and there. Still, it's much emptier... Continue Reading →

Rose Companions

Enhanced Beauty I want our garden to resemble a natural environment as much as possible but the roses don't seem to quite fit.  I try to incorporate roses in the garden anyway.  I love roses and I think any garden without roses is not a complete garden.  Any readers who don't like roses and think... Continue Reading →

Late Spring Garden

Best Time Of The Season I love spring time.  There is a lot of work to do in the garden in spring in order to keep up with the fast growing plants but it's the best time of year, in my opinion anyway.  When the weather gets gradually warmer, plants follow accordingly and they are much... Continue Reading →

Clematis

Companion Plants Growing roses without growing clematis is almost a crime. They are supposed to be great companions for one another.  It's not the term I normally use but this is what I read in gardening books and websites.  I can confirm this information as accurate having now grown a few kinds of clematis with... Continue Reading →

Spring Recap

An End And A Beginning Spring has come and gone and somewhat unevenly too.  The gap between day and night temperatures was very wide for some time, then a continuously pouring rain for several days.  During the 70 to 85 degrees days, the plants shot up,  leaves peeking out and flowers budding only to be knocked back... Continue Reading →

Companion Plants

Rose and Clematis When I first planted roses in our garden.  I didn't realize that many local area roses bloom only once a year.  Where I came from, roses bloom year-round.  I didn't want to dig the once-bloomers out.  Nor did I think my ignorance should be an excuse to foreshorten their lives.  Besides they've... Continue Reading →

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