Precious Pollinators

Many of us are hearing about efforts to save our pollinators; primarily bees, but also including butterflies, moths, even bats and hummingbirds. So, what's all the hubbub about and why does it matter anyway? For starters, … [Continue Reading]

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

The Leopard Plant

Ligularia dentata, also known as the Leopard Plant, is a pussy cat of a perennial with big cat style. In other words, this kitty is no mouse when she casually spreads her paws across a three foot diameter before settling into … [Continue Reading]

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

Vivacious Vitex

Though the ancient Greeks recognized it as a plant to calm the fires of passion, I discovered Vitex agnus-castus, or Chaste Tree, at a local garden center that was having an end of the season close out sale.  I had never seen … [Continue Reading]

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

A Horse Rescue

My love of horses started early on, as I was always fascinated with their grace and beauty. In my early teens, I came upon an abandoned horse in a field about two miles from my home. I started riding my bike every day after … [Continue Reading]

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

Cone Heads

For beauty and durability, you couldn't find an easier going, easier to grow perennial than the beloved purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. Native to the prairies of central and southeastern United States, this comely … [Continue Reading]

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

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

Precious Pollinators

Many of us are hearing about efforts to save our pollinators; primarily bees, but also including butterflies, moths, even bats and hummingbirds. So, what’s all the hubbub about and why does it matter anyway? For starters, without pollinators most of our flowering plants could not reproduce, and since over one third of our fruit and […]

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

The Leopard Plant

Ligularia dentata, also known as the Leopard Plant, is a pussy cat of a perennial with big cat style. In other words, this kitty is no mouse when she casually spreads her paws across a three foot diameter before settling into the landscape. With imposing paw-shaped foliage (up to a foot wide) that emerges burgundy […]

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

Vivacious Vitex

Though the ancient Greeks recognized it as a plant to calm the fires of passion, I discovered Vitex agnus-castus, or Chaste Tree, at a local garden center that was having an end of the season close out sale.  I had never seen Vitex before, and it wasn’t in bloom at the time of purchase.  Instead, […]

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

A Horse Rescue

My love of horses started early on, as I was always fascinated with their grace and beauty. In my early teens, I came upon an abandoned horse in a field about two miles from my home. I started riding my bike every day after school bringing food, but he didn’t come near me for over […]

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

Cone Heads

For beauty and durability, you couldn’t find an easier going, easier to grow perennial than the beloved purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. Native to the prairies of central and southeastern United States, this comely trooper thrives in average soil and lots of sun from zones 4-8. It has a long bloom period, from June through August, […]

Adventures

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Boscobel House & Gardens

Although its foundation is now firmly planted on the soil of Garrison, New York, the magnificent Boscobel house did not originate there. Instead, the stately residence was moved from Montrose, New York (about 15 miles away), where building was completed for the Dyckman family in 1808. States Dyckman envisioned his future home as a sanctuary […]

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The Berkshire Botanical Garden

I can’t think of a better way to start the month of August than by visiting the enchanting Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Mass. (www.berkshirebotanical.org) Easily accessible from scenic Route 7, this garden is situated on 15 gently rolling acres that are surrounded by the breathtaking Berkshire mountains. The property consists of two parcels, requiring […]

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Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our twenty seventh 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 […]

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Wickham Park

Wickham Park, a private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, was on my garden bucket list for 2014, and you’ll see why it is well worth placement on your list for 2014 as well. Easily accessible from I-84 (right off Exit 60), the 250 acre park is comprised of gardens, […]

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