Roselily®️’Samantha’ isn’t even all the way open and her scent fills the north border. This one is definitely a showstopper.
Caladium make a wonderful accent plant in the shade garden. I love to nestle them in between hosta to provide a splash of red in the sea of green and white.… Growing caladium in the shade garden
I cannot begin to describe how much it means to me that K enjoys the gardens I’m creating for us. I love “seeing” it through her eyes as we walk around the beds and borders enjoying the blooms and dreaming about the future. Yesterday, she surprised me with a series of photos she’d taken — a chance to really see it as she does.
I’m growing native Lobelia (both the red L. cardinalis and blue L. silphitica) for the first time. I’ll admit that my aesthetic sense sometimes rails against the weedy appearance of the stems and foliage of many native prairie plants. The flowers, on the other hand, are right in my visual wheelhouse.
A few weeks ago, I transplanted four ostrich ferns from another garden to ours, and they promptly fell to the ground in a heap of botanical despair. I thought they were goners, so I cut them back to the crown. This week, they’ve all shot up new fronds and look renewed. Whenever we’re presented with a big change in our lives, it takes time to adjust, right? Guess it’s no different with plants.