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Solomon Seal's the deal in shade gardens

Most everyone with a garden has a spot under some trees or along the side of the house where the sun hardly shines and the soil is often (as my endearingly direct guy will sometimes put it) as dry as a popcorn’s fart. 383 more words

Southern Ontario

keepin' it real

‘It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.’

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

139/365: wild geraniums


05.22.2015 Trout Lily Closeup

Here is a close look at an almost opened American Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) from a few weeks back.

Tonight starts 10 days off from work to photograph wildflowers and cascading water…I hope. 9 more words

Nature Photography

Indian Plum

Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) was the very first tree I noticed to leaf out this spring in the Portland metro area. After the months of winter gray and leafless trees, its bright yellow-green leaves were a welcome sight. 320 more words


Still Time!

There’s still time to sign up for this weekends hypertufa building class! We have two spots open. The class is on Saturday, May 23rd, from 1:00 -3:00 pm. 28 more words

Life At Fernwood

Use Plant Finders and Identifiers to Plan Your Xeric Garden

So you want to plan a xeric garden, or begin converting your garden to a low-water design. It can seem overwhelming at first. You can call in a xeric landscaping professional, especially for a big job. 677 more words


Plant NoVA Natives Campaign's Free Guide

My family and I had a great time at Green Spring Garden’s Plant Sale this past weekend. It seemed there were many more vendors than in the past. 345 more words