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Wildflowers – An easy bed.

Last year  — after 12 years of not growing any beds of annuals — I decided to create two island beds of wildflowers in a relatively small rectangle of wild-grassy area that’s framed by my borders in the back of our property.  One would be twice the length of the other and their shape would be oblong ovals.

Bill and I didn’t want to […]

Border Design – Evergreens – Perennials

I mentioned to Bill (for about the millionth time) that the fence border is my favorite border.  The plantings in it look good 9 months out of the year. (And just a bit bare in the other 3 months of winter.)

Bill says it’s because the plants have something to play against — the fence.  And I agree that’s certainly a big part of […]

Backyard Landscaping Ideas – Wildflowers

Beautifying your property with wildflowers is something you can do whether you’re a beginner or seasoned gardener; whether you have a half acre or fifty acres.

It’s easy.  Takes little work.  Brings bees and other pollinators onto your property. And is one of the cheapest as well as one of the most rewarding landscape projects you can do.

Island bed of California Poppies […]