A Horse of A Different Color

Aesculus hippocastanum, or common horse chestnut, is a popular choice for park settings and a perfect tree for a large lawn.  Not to be confused with our nearly extinct American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, horse chestnut is … [Continue Reading]

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

Jeepers Weepers

When it comes to structure, weepers are a form that shouldn't be denied an opportunity to accentuate your garden.  Average plants and shrubs tend to grow upright, so incorporating a little downward flow will shake things up a … [Continue Reading]

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

Saving Sweetgum

Trials and tribulations are many when you loose your home, and sometimes the least little thing can create extreme joy . . . or extreme angst.  Though it may sound silly, I had this sort of situation with a sweetgum tree.  … [Continue Reading]

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

Seven, Eight, Ninebark

I'm a sucker for a pretty face, and when it comes to ninebark, there's plenty of beauty to go around.  Coming in an array of colors ranging from a lively chartreuse green (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold') and shimmery … [Continue Reading]

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

Heaths and Heathers

While visiting a local nursery a few years ago, I spotted a group of heathers sitting all alone on a bench.  Their interesting texture and compact form instantly intrigued me, so I decided to give them another try.  You … [Continue Reading]

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

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

A Horse of A Different Color

Aesculus hippocastanum, or common horse chestnut, is a popular choice for park settings and a perfect tree for a large lawn.  Not to be confused with our nearly extinct American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, horse chestnut is native to Southeastern Europe, hardy in zones 4-7, with an expansive architecture reaching over 80′ tall and 40′ wide (at a growth rate […]

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

Jeepers Weepers

When it comes to structure, weepers are a form that shouldn’t be denied an opportunity to accentuate your garden.  Average plants and shrubs tend to grow upright, so incorporating a little downward flow will shake things up a bit.  Adding an umbrella shaped tree or shrub, whether deciduous or evergreen, will provide a focal point for any season.  And, you […]

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

Saving Sweetgum

Trials and tribulations are many when you loose your home, and sometimes the least little thing can create extreme joy . . . or extreme angst.  Though it may sound silly, I had this sort of situation with a sweetgum tree.  Yes, a sweetgum tree.  Besides the entire house and contents, we also lost a lot of […]

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

Seven, Eight, Ninebark

I’m a sucker for a pretty face, and when it comes to ninebark, there’s plenty of beauty to go around.  Coming in an array of colors ranging from a lively chartreuse green (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’) and shimmery copper (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Coppertina’) to the deepest burgundy, commonly known as Diabolo (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) or Summer Wine (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’), you […]

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

Heaths and Heathers

While visiting a local nursery a few years ago, I spotted a group of heathers sitting all alone on a bench.  Their interesting texture and compact form instantly intrigued me, so I decided to give them another try.  You see, I had tried to grow heathers decades ago, with no success.  They were there one year and […]

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

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

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 […]

Wethersfield's Grand entrance in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Wethersfield Garden

I’ve visited some wonderful gardens this year; a few with magnificent ocean or river views, others with incredible landscapes flush with foliage and flowers.  And just when I thought the season was winding down, I found one more on my “must see” list, whose last open day (other than special events) was September 28.  As […]

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

The Brooklyn Bridge

When the Brooklyn Bridge, originally called the East River Bridge, opened to the public on May 24,1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. On its first day, approximately 1,800 vehicles and 150,000 people crossed the 1.1 mile span between Manhattan and Brooklyn, with Emily Warren Roebling (wife of Washington Roebling) as the […]

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