In a world buzzing with constant clamor, movement and colors sometimes the best reprieve is silence, stillness, and nothingness. White flowers symbolize peace, fidelity, innocence, honesty and perfection. They deserve a place in our gardens beyond formal events like weddings and funerals. White is not a canvas to be filled, but an absence that makes the heart grow fonder.Read More
Since 1934, The Masters Tournament has been held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Trust us, this is not your average golf club. Augusta National is known for its stunning landscapes and gardens, providing a beautiful view for the many golfers and their audience. The founders even named each hole after one of the plants that can be found there.Read More
Spring is right around the corner, which means the gardening season is starting! Make sure you are prepared with this article from Wayside Gardens, including information like what plants to prune in spring, how to properly plant a tree, how to make the most of your compost, how to divide daylilies, and more!Read More
The most enchanting structures are not made out of brick and mortar; they are made of stems and leaves.Read More
When you’re blogging about gardening, there is often a tendency to
write about what you’re doing now. This means that we’re talking about new planting in the Spring, conserving water and weeding in the Summer, planting tulip bulbs in the Autumn, and cleaning up the yard in the Winter. While that stuff is all great, sometimes we just want to talk about what is actually going on in our gardens, especially what’s currently in bloom. When it comes down to it, gardening bloggers are gardeners first, and so we love to brag.
Winter is always tough on gardeners, as our supply of color in the garden is so much more limited than in the rest of the year. Fortunately for me, I live in Greenwood, South Carolina, and we get some great winter color down here. I’ve been enjoying my Helleborus niger, which has been giving me blooms for almost two weeks now. I still find myself envious, though, of my boss’s Camellias. He came into a meeting yesterday and announced that his wonderful hedge of Camellias is now in full bloom. My envy is not without product, though. I’ll be planting a small hedge of Camellia ‘Yuletide’ this Spring (Not, of course, because I want to
have earlier blooms than my boss next year. Well, not just because I want to beat out his Camellias.). Which, of course, brings me to the "what I’m doing" side of things. If you want winter color, than now is the time to be planning what you’ll plant this spring and fall for next winter. It is far easier to plan for the current season, as you’re able to see the lines of your garden, the position of the sun, and all of those other things that go into great seasonal garden design. Of course, it’s not yet time to plant winter bloomers, such as Camellias or Helleborus, but if you plan now and order soon, you should be able to get them happily in the ground this spring to have maximum growth by next winter.