When Spring Comes to the Cottage Garden

“Long before winter is ready to leave the cottage garden, spring has started to coax blossoms from the bare branches and the cold dark soil. Hazel twigs are hung with yellow ‘lamb’s tail’ catkins, and the mahogany wands of pussy willow are studded with beads of silvery white. Buds are plumping along the Chaenomeles’ knobby…

Plants for My 2019 Garden – Lists of Plants by Height

This is my first full gardening year after having moved to the Ozarks, and I have the opportunity to plan what I want in my garden and where I want it. There are several considerations.  The amount of light and/or shade in a garden space is vitally important to where I’ll plant, but I’ll also…

Free Garden Plans & Companion Plants for Japanese Maples & Azaleas

I have a small yard, and much of it is shady. I have discovered that Japanese Maples perform well in partial shade, and I have bought several 4′ Japanese Red Maples to set out. Japanese Maples Are Perfect for Small Gardens – They Even Grow in Partial Shade – What is the Difference between Bloodgood and…