Shades of Grey

Silvery combination in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer

Silvery combination (photo credit: Kathy Diemer)

As summer winds down and fall colors blaze, a few soothers can help balance the display.  And that’s where grey foliage serves as a welcome moderator.  Surprisingly, grey plants can add more drama than some of the boldest flowers and foliage.  By simply mixing some different silver leaved forms and textures, you can create a visual wonderland that is both calming and tranquil.  And don’t we all need a peaceful escape every now and again? [Read more…]

Minty Fresh

Calamintha nepeta along a narrow pathway in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer

Calamintha nepeta along a narrow pathway (photo by: Kathy Diemer)

The moment I mention growing mint to some of my gardening associates, their eyes roll back in their head and their teeth grind so hard sparks fly. I swear, even the room temperature seems to rise slightly. “They’re sloppy” one hissed, and “They just take over” another growled through her tightly clenched jaw. Honestly, I don’t know what all the fuss is about, which is why I feel compelled to stand up for these minions of mintdom. After all, what are friends for? [Read more…]

A Garden for All