shrub·ber·y ˈSHrəb(ə)rē noun noun: shrubbery; plural noun: shrubberies shrubs collectively. an area planted with shrubs. That word can conjure up different meanings or images for different people: some people think of the definition, while others like myself, think of
As a child growing up in my father’s little fruit orchard, I was enchanted by the variety of fruit trees and bushes heavy with their sweet and colorful offerings. When I say “orchard”, what I really mean is backyard but,
“To one who bears the sweetest name and brings such nature to the same” – this quote was on a little plate that my Mother had on the kitchen wall when I was a child and I always loved it
Well, it’s that time of year again for all of us gardeners: those days when it is warm and dry enough for us to start our yearly strolls through our perennial gardens for that shot of excitement we get when
So here we are, fellow gardeners, heading into the fall season together and wondering what we are going to do to get the most out of our summer containers and garden beds to keep them blooming and vibrant. Many of
People around this time of year ask me whether or not it is too late to plant perennials (that’s those plants that come back every year…). The answer is definitely not too late at all. Perennials can be planted any
Wow, what an exciting day! Today my grandson was born: Drew Gordon Jackson and the Jolt Dianthus started to flower. I have to admit that I am much more excited about our little Drew arriving than the Jolt blooming! However,
Okay, I just got a break and I am gonna sit down here and ramble on a little bit… Today at The Bayside we are doing “The first big checkup/cleanup on the hanging baskets” project. So, what does that mean?