Bold and Beautiful Blossoms

Vibrant Orange Poppies Sizzle in the Garden in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer

Vibrant Orange Poppies Sizzle in the Garden (photo: Kathy Diemer)

Just as summer’s sun sets the sky ablaze, so too will bold blossoms sprinkled throughout your gardens.  As if you’re turning on a switch of colors; one touch creates a burst of sizzling orange, another ignites with flashes of fiery red, or brilliant amber petals illuminate an otherwise lackluster location. Now imagine kicking it up a notch . . . or two . . . and doubling or tripling the flower’s dimension to create a true explosion of color.  If this intensity boost sounds like something you’d want to plug into, read on to learn about some of my favorite buxom beauties sure to add spark to your gardens this season. [Read more…]

A Giant among Giants

Cephalaria & friend photo credit: Kathy Diemer

Fe Fi Fo Fum,  Cephalaria gigantea here I come!  And for those of us that like something quite tall, but without all the obstruction and flopping of others in its height range, this gentle giant will surely be invited to stay for a while.  Lucky for us, this goliath of the Cephalaria family loves to put down roots and will thrive for decades as long as it has lots of sun and modest rainfall. [Read more…]

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