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Beautiful Bare Bulbs Divided for Next Summer

September Sekki

What’s a sekki ? It’s a micro-season in short.  Or a moment that reminds you that the constant fluctuations of the natural world are really part of a bigger cycle.  It’s a Japanese concept; a calendar of annual occurrences imbued with emotions.  First frost. Last day of summer. The peak of peach season.  Sekki moments,… Read More

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Georgia PPA Slides & Plant List

Classic Perennial Gardens 1. Columbia Eryngium pandanifolium – evergreen, soft yucca like Scilla peruviana – cobalt blue flowers, spring bulb Yucca rostrata & orange Crocosmia Verbascum ‘Southern Charm’  Spring white, pastel spires. Crinum ‘Peachblow’ Styrax japonicus  Small tree, tons of white or pink bells in spring. Cordyline australis  (Cabbage Tree) Nicotiana mutabilis 2.North Augusta Salvia… Read More

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I picked a few Passiflora lutea stems and laid them on the water surface.

Tiny Passion for Passiflora lutea

Tiny lime green flowers on this slender, summer growing perennial vine make me smile. Sure it’s kind of weedy. It scrambles over shrubs and comes everywhere around here. But it’s a lovely olive green leaf with silver mottling.  And it has a strong root system.  I don’t know how you’d get rid of it if… Read More

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Snow Drop

The Earliest of Flower Gardens

There’s a patch of paper whites and snow drops in our pasture that’s older than I am. Just behind the little shed that’s been pony shed, goat shed and now donkey shed. Those are the kinds of bulbs I want in my gardens. From a practical stand point, because they come back, they thrive and… Read More

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A New Years Resoilution

In this year, when we walk let’s walk walk with big, amazing steps. Considering every every cell and bone and where each foot falls. Connect to the life below each step. Feel the the tiny creatures in their universe below ground. When we garden this year, let’s weed, kneel, dig, spray in ways that make… Read More

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Crinum List for AZH

C. x eboracii in graveyard C. x herbertii (Tulsa Collection) in field.  Milk and Wine Lily Crinum ‘Bradley’ C. species in Madagascar swamp C. Bradley close up & in meadow C. procerum C. asiaticum C. ‘Queen Emma’ purple leaf with Tom, in container & wrapped for winter. PROPAGATION C. bulbispermum seed C. americanum seed floating… Read More

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Moving Big Palms

Most people have a really bad sense of design when it comes to placing palm trees. That or they like the look of a putt putt course. Palms too often add the air of mini-golf or cheesy resort. Palms should fit into gardens as they do in the wild. They’re not just for the beach… Read More

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