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

Weed or Beneficial Plant?

As we get older, and hopefully wiser, we start to soften our opinion of some things. For me, one of those “things” were weeds . . . or what I always considered to be weeds. As a responsible gardener, I’ve always tried to … [Continue Reading]

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

Spring Fling

Spring is the time of year when Mother Nature turns her switch to “ON” and all the dreary browns evaporate into a sea of green. Seemingly overnight, blades of grass sprout up, leaves metamorphose from buds to butterfly wings, … [Continue Reading]

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

Planting for the Future

Like silent sentries watching over us, the majestic trees spread across our landscape are hardly given a moments notice. But notice we should. Have you ever considered who lined our country roads with ancient trees? Were the … [Continue Reading]

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

A Time to Prune

In my New England garden, where 6 months of the year plants are dormant, the backbone consists of low maintenance shrubs, evergreens and small trees. To keep order in the border, I prune most shrubs annually. There are many … [Continue Reading]

Dwarf Lilac & Dwarf Spruce in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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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 […]

Weed or Beneficial Plant?

As we get older, and hopefully wiser, we start to soften our opinion of some things. For me, one of those “things” were weeds . . . or what I always considered to be weeds. As a responsible gardener, I’ve always tried to tolerate most weeds and refrained from any chemical usage to remove them. […]

Spring Fling

Spring is the time of year when Mother Nature turns her switch to “ON” and all the dreary browns evaporate into a sea of green. Seemingly overnight, blades of grass sprout up, leaves metamorphose from buds to butterfly wings, even the air is electrified with the sounds and smells that only spring can broadcast. And […]

Planting for the Future

Like silent sentries watching over us, the majestic trees spread across our landscape are hardly given a moments notice. But notice we should. Have you ever considered who lined our country roads with ancient trees? Were the ancestors that planted them thinking of future generations as they tended to each delicate sapling? I’d like to […]

A Time to Prune

In my New England garden, where 6 months of the year plants are dormant, the backbone consists of low maintenance shrubs, evergreens and small trees. To keep order in the border, I prune most shrubs annually. There are many books written on this subject, emphasizing the importance of knowing the “When and How-to’s” of pruning trees and […]

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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