Burn the Burning Bush!

I travel on a lot of country roads during my ride to work, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Especially in the fall, as leaves start turning flashy shades of gold, orange and red.  Alas, there is a putrid, pinkish-red … [Continue Reading]

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

Hydrangea Highlights

Fall is the time to celebrate hydrangeas, a versatile shrub with many assets. Hydrangeas typically produce lush, prolific blooms, that dramatically illuminate a yard or garden setting throughout the summer and well into … [Continue Reading]

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

Thyme is On My Side

Although tiny and often overlooked, thyme is one of the greatest workhorses in the garden, both as an ornamental plant and beneficial herb. Everything about thyme is harmonious; content to be tread upon and live happily on … [Continue Reading]

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The Power of Yellow

I'm just mad about Saffron, Saffron's mad about me, They call it mellow yellow, Quite rightly, Oh so yellow, Oh so mellow~ (Donovan Leitch, 1966).  Although the musician Donovan seemed to think the color yellow was quite … [Continue Reading]

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What Our Plants Teach Us

The durability of plants never ceases to amaze me. A seed is planted, occasionally sprinkled with water, and bears luscious fruit within a few months. A forest decimated in a raging fire quickly produces new growth, emerging … [Continue Reading]

What Plants Teach Us Slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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Burn the Burning Bush!

I travel on a lot of country roads during my ride to work, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Especially in the fall, as leaves start turning flashy shades of gold, orange and red.  Alas, there is a putrid, pinkish-red leaved villain littering the native landscape, a shrub that is non-native, highly invasive and virtually mundane […]

Hydrangea Highlights

Fall is the time to celebrate hydrangeas, a versatile shrub with many assets. Hydrangeas typically produce lush, prolific blooms, that dramatically illuminate a yard or garden setting throughout the summer and well into autumn. Yes, I grow several hydrangeas for their easy care, but more importantly, because they decorate my gardens with beautiful, textural blooms that add superb ornamental […]

Thyme is On My Side

Although tiny and often overlooked, thyme is one of the greatest workhorses in the garden, both as an ornamental plant and beneficial herb. Everything about thyme is harmonious; content to be tread upon and live happily on the edge without any care, except an occasional pruning to prevent legginess. Thyme is comfortable existing under the […]

The Power of Yellow

I’m just mad about Saffron, Saffron’s mad about me, They call it mellow yellow, Quite rightly, Oh so yellow, Oh so mellow~ (Donovan Leitch, 1966).  Although the musician Donovan seemed to think the color yellow was quite mellow, most flowers of that hue are anything but. They’re electric . . . a ray of sunshine on a cloudy […]

What Our Plants Teach Us

The durability of plants never ceases to amaze me. A seed is planted, occasionally sprinkled with water, and bears luscious fruit within a few months. A forest decimated in a raging fire quickly produces new growth, emerging victorious. Monstrous trees grow from the seemingly impervious rock walls of a mountainside. Plants are simply amazing. And if I’ve learned […]

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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