Stone Benches – Grounding does it.

In honor of my new book, The Spirit of Stone – 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2017) that was released last week I am sharing this post about stone benches. In the heat of the summer when we should be pruning what we really want to do is […]

Buttercup Winterhazel – An Early Spring Fragrant tree

What blooms earlier than forsythia, has a delicate fragrance and is an easy-to-care for compact delight ? It is also hardy to USDA Zones 6-9 and native to Japan and Taiwan. Buttercup winterhazel (Corylopsis pauciflora) Toward mid April (depending where you live), the bare branches of buttercup winterhazel hang with inch-long clusters of soft yellow […]

Garden Photo of the Day – Late Summer Foliage Tapestry

This is a foliage tapestry to plant in a pot or in a bed or around rocks…Sedum Lidakaense ( purple), Sedum Angelina (yellow) and Cerastium or Snow in Summer (silvery-white). Easy to grow, loves the sun and heat, and needs little root room. Voila!

Muhammad Ali’s Peace Garden Initiative

The Muhammad Ali Center of Lexington, Ky and Yum! Brands Foundation launched the global Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens project on September 21, 2010. This coincided with the United Nations International Day of Peace. Peace gardens focus on using edible plants from different cultures to teach youth about the world through culinary delights. They also […]