Tag: False Forget-Me-Not

Oh, My Darling Columbine

The Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) was looking mighty fine last weekend. I really have nothing new to say about this plant. Just: isn’t it marvelous?  

Spring Onions

There are three patches of spring-blooming ornamental onions, or Alliums, in our garden.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker …

Book Review: The Perennial Matchmaker, by Nancy J. Ondra Gardening is about bringing plants together into satisfying partnerships. If you were to peek into the mind of the typical gardener, as he or she stares off into the middle distance, you would… Read More

Ferns, Phlox, and Fountain

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year at work, so I’m doing another short post. First of all, I wanted to show you a picture of our new fountain, all settled in and with the Cinnamon Ferns (Osmundastrum cinnamomea)… Read More

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: May, 2014

On the 15th of every month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, which allows garden bloggers around the world to compare what is blooming in their gardens. These pictures were taken on Saturday and Sunday, but they do… Read More

You Lookin’ At Me?

All avid gardeners feel compelled to inspect their gardens after any sort of lengthy separation. In fact, the separation may have been only between 8 am and 6 pm of the very same day. So you can imagine how I felt after… Read More

Mo’ Better Blue (Flowers)

Recently I wrote about five favorite blue flowers, limiting myself to natives of the American Midwest. The comments that followed revealed that I am far from alone in having a soft spot for blooms of blue. And so I found myself inspired… Read More

GBFD: September Foliage and Fruit

The colors of autumn are only starting to settle in here in Chicago. Grasses often have more of a fall look than does the foliage or flowering perennials. The ‘Northwind’ Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) are displaying their airy panicles, though the leaves are… Read More

Weekend Garden Notes: Tuteur, Iris, Allium

Voila, Le Tuteur! Today is lovely, sunny and cool, which makes up partly for yesterday, which was cloudy and cold. It didn’t rain though, so at the conclusion of this weekend I feel almost caught up with staking, cutting back, weeding, etc…. Read More

Last Of The Container Tulips And A New Planting

As I may have mentioned, starting last week and for the remainder of May I have to be out-of-town Monday through Friday. This is what we used to call a major bummer, especially given all that is happening in the garden. Yesterday… Read More