Coreopsis

The flower of Coreopsis verticillata is like a sprinkle of sunshine touching down in your garden.  The gay yellow or golden blossoms are smaller than daisies or rudbeckia, yet they pack the same punch, literally illuminating … [Continue Reading]

corepsis slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Poppy Panache

"Poppies will put them to sleeeeeeeep . . ." purred the Wicked Witch of the West as she stroked her crystal ball.  And if any poppy could cause Dorothy and her friends to doze, it would be the fated Opium poppy, Papaver … [Continue Reading]

Poppy slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Arachnids

They're not exactly warm and fuzzy (actually some are sort of fuzzy), but spiders are really neat and beneficial creatures if you can overlook their scary appearance.  Although I keep my home relatively clean, if you look up … [Continue Reading]

Garden Spider slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Great Balls of Fire

I love orbs of all kinds; from glass globes to granite balls and anything in between, especially alliums.  The Latin word for allium is garlic, yet alliums are from the onion family (genus), including edibles such as chives, … [Continue Reading]

Allium slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

The Magic of Peonies

If I had to pick a "top-ten" favorite, that is after you held me down and twisted my arm, one of the chosen few would surely include herbaceous peonies.  I'm too much of a plant collector to confess to this often, so … [Continue Reading]

Peony slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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Coreopsis

The flower of Coreopsis verticillata is like a sprinkle of sunshine touching down in your garden.  The gay yellow or golden blossoms are smaller than daisies or rudbeckia, yet they pack the same punch, literally illuminating any spot they are cohabiting.  Incredibly easy to grow and maintain, any sun drenched garden would greatly benefit with this lovely plant in […]

Poppy Panache

“Poppies will put them to sleeeeeeeep . . .” purred the Wicked Witch of the West as she stroked her crystal ball.  And if any poppy could cause Dorothy and her friends to doze, it would be the fated Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, the source of poppy seeds and opium. The Latin botanical name means the “sleep-bringing poppy”, […]

Arachnids

They’re not exactly warm and fuzzy (actually some are sort of fuzzy), but spiders are really neat and beneficial creatures if you can overlook their scary appearance.  Although I keep my home relatively clean, if you look up you may spot a spider or two hanging out on the ceiling waiting for something to eat.  And outside, […]

Great Balls of Fire

I love orbs of all kinds; from glass globes to granite balls and anything in between, especially alliums.  The Latin word for allium is garlic, yet alliums are from the onion family (genus), including edibles such as chives, leeks and yes, garlic. Most alliums are happy in sunny, well drained zones 4-9, and come in a wide […]

The Magic of Peonies

If I had to pick a “top-ten” favorite, that is after you held me down and twisted my arm, one of the chosen few would surely include herbaceous peonies.  I’m too much of a plant collector to confess to this often, so categorizing peonies at the top of my list would indicate my deep affection for this well known (and dare […]

Adventures

Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our anniversary, my husband, Ged, and I visited a gorgeous park overlooking the ocean in Waterford, Connecticut. Well worth the visit, my post will hardly be able to cover all the wonderful aspects worthy of mention on this beautiful estate. Between the stands of ancient beeches, maples and chestnuts, the expansive and […]

Innisfree

Imagine a garden designed to delight us visually and sensually, as well as addressing the often neglected sense of sound.  Using a story high fountain, rambling brooks tumbling over carefully placed stones and a gorgeous forty acre lake; the sound of water soothes visitors, while the reflective surfaces incorporate the sky and surrounding hillside into this breathtaking atmosphere. 

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show 2015

There’s only one way to fight a seemingly endless winter; enlist some serious flower power! In my neck of the woods this entailed taking a much needed break from the snow and frigid temps to attend the 34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, just an hour away at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. […]

Storm King

I was never all that interested in modern art; growing up in a rock ‘n roll and (well done) meat and potatoes environment will do that to you. Admittedly, I didn’t understand modernistic techniques either. All that stark white and sharp edges was too much for my curvy, colorful mind to comprehend. That is, until […]

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