Tiger Eyes

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger,' otherwise known as Tiger Eye sumac, was a happy accident resulting from an unexpected mutation of its larger cousin, Rhus typhina ‘Laciniata’.  This sizzling specimen was first discovered by Bailey … [Continue Reading]

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Pruning Perennials

Many of our taller, late blooming perennials are prone to flopping or collapsing under the assault of harsh summer wind and rain, and if you're like me you don't have the time (or the inclination) to go about staking … [Continue Reading]

Prune perennial slider in A Garden For All by kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Pye in the Sky

I bet you thought I forgot the last in the sequence of "E-Series" plants; instead, I was waiting for the opportune moment to brag about this final one!  For those new to my blog, the first two "E-Series" plants (fabulous … [Continue Reading]

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Phlox that Rock

There are a variety of phlox out there to suit every need; from short creepers such as phlox subulata and phlox stolonifera, the slightly taller (18") version, phlox divaricata, and the wild form that brightens our native … [Continue Reading]

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

Butterflies

Lately I feel like I'm living on a Lepidoptera landing strip, with butterflies dive-bombing me from all directions as they head in to land on a succulent blossom in my yard.  It's heavenly to watch!  Some fly in pairs, others … [Continue Reading]

Butterfly in Daylily slider in A Garden For All by kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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Tiger Eye Sumac slider in A garden For All by kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Tiger Eyes

Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger,’ otherwise known as Tiger Eye sumac, was a happy accident resulting from an unexpected mutation of its larger cousin, Rhus typhina ‘Laciniata’.  This sizzling specimen was first discovered by Bailey Nursery in 1985, and since then Tiger Eye has been making its way into gardens all across the U.S.   Rightfully so.  Once you’ve set eyes […]

Prune perennial slider in A Garden For All by kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Pruning Perennials

Many of our taller, late blooming perennials are prone to flopping or collapsing under the assault of harsh summer wind and rain, and if you’re like me you don’t have the time (or the inclination) to go about staking everything. But there is an option that works quite well if done at the right time; pruning […]

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

Pye in the Sky

I bet you thought I forgot the last in the sequence of “E-Series” plants; instead, I was waiting for the opportune moment to brag about this final one!  For those new to my blog, the first two “E-Series” plants (fabulous favorites that start with an E, using a pun from the auto industry for the E-Series […]

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

Phlox that Rock

There are a variety of phlox out there to suit every need; from short creepers such as phlox subulata and phlox stolonifera, the slightly taller (18″) version, phlox divaricata, and the wild form that brightens our native grassy meadows, phlox drummondii.  All beautiful specimens of phlox-dom, but my favorite for adding height and scrumptious masses of fragrant flowers all […]

Butterfly in Daylily slider in A Garden For All by kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Butterflies

Lately I feel like I’m living on a Lepidoptera landing strip, with butterflies dive-bombing me from all directions as they head in to land on a succulent blossom in my yard.  It’s heavenly to watch!  Some fly in pairs, others swoop in alone.  Clusters of yellow Eastern Tiger swallowtails congregate on a mound of bright […]

Adventures

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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 […]

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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. 

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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. […]

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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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