White Flower Farm

Vibrant mixed border in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Vibrant mixed border (photo by: Kathy Diemer)

My first garden was filled with plants that were in bloom when I purchased them from the local nursery that spring. But come summer, I found a space filled with a whole lot of green and nothing else. Nothing. Needless to say, this was the beginning of my quest for creating borders with multi-seasonal interest. And one of the first sources to help me on this mission were the beautiful gardens at White Flower Farm (www.whiteflowerfarm.com) and their educational plant catalogs. The established grounds at White Flower Farm offer unlimited inspiration, while the catalogs present detailed information about each featured plant, including when and how long it blooms, zones, accurate colors, height and width, and sun or shade requirements; important facts that helped me to design gardens with yearlong appeal. [Read more…]

Dazzling Daylilies

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

Daylilies along fence (photo credit: Kathy Diemer)

I adore daylilies for many reasons; exquisite color choices, variable bloom times (late spring thru fall), assorted heights and blossom sizes, and ease of care.  Because of these assets, you’ll find a daylily (or two or three) in most of my gardens. When considering a daylily for your garden, think about sighting, bloom time and color.  Many daylilies deserve a spot front and center, but coordinating bloom times will help to compliment other garden blossoms while avoiding a color clash disaster. [Read more…]