Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Portulaca Power

Our trip to a Zoological Garden in Southeast Michigan
led us to a really cool castle surrounded by a naturalized
ampitheater-like area. Trailing on these rustic stone retaining walls,
spilled some of the most beautiful Moss Rose I have ever seen!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Power Purple!

These Grape Hyacinths are a
very reliable Spring Hello!
I love this tiny native Iris that seems to always be the first
of the flowering beauties I have in my garden.
It almost looks like a butterfly of some sort with
those 'eyes' of gold on the wings.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

If I had a woods....

I would surely plant bluebells!
This is one of my favorite fairy portraits.
To look around while walking in a woods and be
completely surrounded by this electric blue....
my eyes go a little weird on me, but I love it!
Have you ever walked in a garden of bluebells like this?

The Power of Foliage

I created this garden for a friend of mine.
She had this one problem - could not get ground cover to
grow and frankly I felt that just adding gound cover to a back yard
was boring. "Let's grow color with texture" I said.
After installing the turtleback flagstone you can see the garden
pulls you right in. You want to go further to see more.
The variety of Hostas and Ferns gives a soft texture and there is
color without a lot of flowering here.
I love that about shaded pathways.
Some of the plants used:
Sum & Substance
Albo Marginata
August Moon
Frances Williams
Big Daddy
Hakone Grass
Autumn Fern
Ostrich Fern
Oakleaf Hydrangeas
Climbing Hydrangea

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Circles of Power Flowers

At this time of year here in Ohio, not much flowering is going on yet in my garden!
I thought why not post a nice dried wreath of what was in my garden last year.
Blue & pink Larkspur, Globe Amaranth in shades of white, light pink & fushia.
Lavender and eucalyptus. ahhhh it smells as nice as it looks!
Our garden shop sells dried flower & herbal wreaths year round.