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I Love Sedum lydium

I Love Sedum lydium

Late last summer I laid the flagstone path that runs through my front entry flower garden. I want low plants to grow in between these stones, so I purchased two low sedums and some thyme, all Stepables. The thyme is now dormant… at least I hope that it’s...
Socks and Shoes

Socks and Shoes

Many of the plants on Poison Ivy Acres have bare feet. The gardens are new, after all, and things haven’t filled in much. The shrubs and perennials are, I think, placed so that they can grow to their natural size and shape, and this means that there is empty space...
I Love This Plant and the Pushing Spring Tango

I Love This Plant and the Pushing Spring Tango

Every Saturday I have two regular features on GardenLine: I begin the program with I Love This Plant/I Hate This Plant, and I start the second hour with Green Thumbs Up/Green Thumbs Down. This morning, they came together nicely and even tied in with the Valentine’s...
Cycles

Cycles

Feeling stressed about the economy? Go work in your garden. There may still be a snow cover where you live, but getting outdoors will make you feel better. Even though it’s February, there are signs that the weather will soon turn and the landscape will be transformed...
Horticurious

Horticurious

Years ago when I was working as an artist, I had a show of my collages at a local gallery. One of the attendees stood studying the pieces, then turned to me and said, “It must be a lot like cooking.” His comment was spot on. I frequently remember this as I work in the...
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