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"Creating winter interest in our containers," by the Whistling Gardener

I recently read an article on designing with foliage in the garden by a local author, Christina Salwitz. Her main point is that while flowers are ephemeral, foliage can last all season and therefore should be the first consideration in any garden design - be it in the landscape or simply in our containers.

I recently read an article on designing with foliage in the garden by a local author, Christina Salwitz. Her main point is that while flowers are ephemeral, foliage can last all season and therefore should be the first consideration in any garden design - be it in the landscape or simply in our containers.

"Cone Flowers continue to thrill the summer garden," by the Whistling Gardener

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.

"Crocosmia pack a lot of punch in summer," by the Whistling Gardener

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

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