Big Plants at the Back Will Help Your Garden Scream Across the Lawn – Tall Perennials, Annuals & Flowering Shrubs

One of the main reasons that I garden today is because of my grandmother’s garden where I played, as a child. My grandparents not only owned their own home, they also owned the string of houses next to them.  I grew up in  a rural community, and my grandparent’s houses had immense lots.  The people who…

Clematis Plants in My Yard

By mid-April of 2017, my obelisk in my front garden was covered with clematis buds. On May 1, I saw two actual clematis blooms and on May 8, the top 3 buds were blooming. On May 10, the top 4 buds were blooming. All four of the blooms are The President, which seems to bloom…

Zepherine Drouhin Rose – A Nearly Thornless Climbing Rose – Almost Perfect

Zephirine Drouhin Rose – Bourbon Rose from France – 1868 Zephirine Drouhin [pronounced: Zeff-e-REEN Drew-HEEN] is a nearly perfect rose. It is beautiful. It climbs. It is fragrant and attracts butterflies. It produces moderately in light shade. Two years ago, I planted a Zepherine Drouhin rose in a large planter that has an obelisk on top…