Category Archives: Container planting

I Think I Killed My Fuschia

Fuschia ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ (or ‘Bonnsted, as I first saw it listed) is one of my favorite plants. Tender in my area (Zone 5), it has gorgeous, hummingbird-attracting blooms and dark foliage. I think I’ve killed mine. How? Simply enough. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Bloom River Gardens – Review

This year I ordered two dwarf conifers from Bloom River Gardens online, chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Cumulus’ and ‘White Pygmy.’ I had had both of these before, but they died after an extremely severe winter where they were buried under close to … Continue reading

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I’m All Excited About the Next Garden Work

Well, so far I haven’t actually *planted* anything more today except the 4 petunias earlier on, in a planter with lemongrass and red sedum, but I’ve made progress all the same. I Roundupped quite a bit more weeds, pulled a … Continue reading

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180 Plants to Plant – Yikes!

It’s all too easy to get overenthusiastic when buying plants. There are dozens upon dozens of vendors all selling hundreds and hundreds of perennials, annuals, shrubs, ground covers and trees. If you’re like me, you can’t resist. You buy too … Continue reading

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