Tag: Joe Pye Weed

Seedhead Sunday

Scott at Rhone Street Gardens had the idea of posting a picture of seedheads on every Sunday. The inspiration was well-timed, as fall and winter are the seasons for seedheads in the garden. I was struck by some of the seedheads  I… Read More

May Foliage

  Let’s face it, flowers are superior to foliage. This is especially true in May, when some gardeners (I’m not naming names) can be driven into ecstasies by masses of colorful tulips and other spring flowers. However, this does not mean that… Read More

A Wildlife-Friendly Garden in Toronto

So here’s another garden we got to see during the Garden Bloggers Fling in Toronto. This was a small private garden in the Don Mills area. The owner had removed all the lawn in front and replaced it with a mix of… Read More

Last Flowers Standing

It’s the middle of October and the garden is getting drowsy, sliding into its annual decline. In fact I was thinking of calling this post Decline and Fall (get it – fall?), but Judy says I use too many puns. Although, some… Read More

The Garden in Mid-September

Happy Bloom Day! On the 15th of every month Carol from May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, enabling gardeners to share and compare what’s in flower in their little patch of earth. In our garden the most bountiful blooms at… Read More

More Fall Color in the Garden

As we near the end of October, fall seems to be ambling rather than marching on. We have yet to see a frost, and the warm weather means colors have shifted only slowly. Seedheads of Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) are no… Read More

Companion Plant for Yellow Coneflower?

Along with perusing garden catalogs, now is the time for obsessing over where to move old plants or add new plants for spring. For example, I love my Yellow Coneflowers (Ratibida pinnata), so in the last couple of years I’ve planted a… Read More

Front Garden, January 2, 2014

Here’s a bit of winter interest for you. This picture I think is a good argument for not cutting everything down in the fall.  A featureless garden covered with a blanket of snow would be so dull by comparison. The Joe Pye… Read More

Last Plant Standing: Fall vs. Spring Garden Clean Up

One way to classify gardeners is based on whether they remove dead plant material in fall or spring. Mostly I’m a spring cleaner. Birds and bugs are my primary reason. The other day I watched goldfinches feeding on the seed heads of… Read More

A Visit To The Garden Of Pat Hill

Recently I got acquainted online with Pat Hill, author of Design Your Natural Midwest Garden. Pat’s book had a big influence on me, and I think it is an important book for any gardener interested in designing with native plants.  Pat is… Read More