Let it Snow!

"What I feel has come and gone before, No need to talk it out, We know what it's all about, Hangin' around, Nothing to do but frown, Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down."  When Karen Carpenter sang that song in 1971, … [Continue Reading]

let it snow slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Going Squirrelly

Winter is the time of year when we fill our bird feeders with all sorts of seeds and nuts, and sit back to watch the variety of birds that flock to our back yards to indulge in the smorgasbord that awaits them. But what is … [Continue Reading]

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

A Cast of Seedy Characters

For those of us in seasonal climates where flowers only bloom about six months of the year, plants and shrubs with interest during the dormant months are crucial.  When limbs are bare and brown is the primary color of the … [Continue Reading]

Button bush seed heads in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Working On the Inside

You all know me as a hands-on garden designer that has been digging in the dirt for decades.  I've written many blog posts about low maintenance gardens and easy care plants, because keeping tasks at a minimum is essential … [Continue Reading]

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

Miss Congeniality

For versatility, functionality and season long interest, the cotoneaster is a shrub that receives accolades in my book.  Coming in a range of shapes and sizes, from compact dwarf to sprawling and gnarly, cotoneaster can fit … [Continue Reading]

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

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Let it Snow!

“What I feel has come and gone before, No need to talk it out, We know what it’s all about, Hangin’ around, Nothing to do but frown, Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.”  When Karen Carpenter sang that song in 1971, many of us could relate.  But for me, rainy days in winter-no […]

Going Squirrelly

Winter is the time of year when we fill our bird feeders with all sorts of seeds and nuts, and sit back to watch the variety of birds that flock to our back yards to indulge in the smorgasbord that awaits them. But what is that acrobat hanging upside-down from our feeder with fistfuls of food bulging from his […]

A Cast of Seedy Characters

For those of us in seasonal climates where flowers only bloom about six months of the year, plants and shrubs with interest during the dormant months are crucial.  When limbs are bare and brown is the primary color of the landscape, evergreens can provide some form and color to an otherwise drab environment. But there’s another […]

Working On the Inside

You all know me as a hands-on garden designer that has been digging in the dirt for decades.  I’ve written many blog posts about low maintenance gardens and easy care plants, because keeping tasks at a minimum is essential for my busy life. What you may not know is that I use similar techniques when designing the rooms […]

Miss Congeniality

For versatility, functionality and season long interest, the cotoneaster is a shrub that receives accolades in my book.  Coming in a range of shapes and sizes, from compact dwarf to sprawling and gnarly, cotoneaster can fit any space or design scheme you have in mind.  This sun worshipper is a pretty fast grower in most soil […]

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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