A Well Mannered Violet

A Well Mannered Violet

In past posts I’ve made it clear that I don’t want common violets (Viola odorata) on Poison Ivy Acres. I will periodically spot a flowering plant or two in the spring, and I am quick to dig it out. They have deep, thick roots so just a quick tug...
Naming A Property

Naming A Property

Martha Stewart’s house in Maine is called Skylands, Oprah Winfrey calls her California property Promised Land, and the late Roald Dahl lived in Gipsy House. Does your house or gardens have a name? If so, does the name speak to your heart, make you laugh, or have...
I Love Geranium macrorrhizum

I Love Geranium macrorrhizum

Name:  Geranium macrorrhizum aka bigroot geranium Type of Plant:  A perennial hardy in Zones 3-8. Fragrant foliage, small flowers in June. Why I love this: This is one of the best weed-smothering perennials. It is practically evergreen, and looks great from March...
What We Treasure

What We Treasure

When I was going into the 7th grade my family moved from Muncie, Indiana to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Instead of the one-day drive north, however, my parents decided to go from the Hoosier State to the Dairy State by way of The Evergreen State of Washington. My...
Words To Live By

Words To Live By

There are times when we need to speak up, be bold, suggest new approaches and plant differently. It’s not always appreciated, welcomed or accepted. Oh well. When the boat rocking becomes stabilized we often find that what has taken root grows into something even...
I Love Southern Comfort…Heuchera, That Is

I Love Southern Comfort…Heuchera, That Is

Name:  Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’ Type of Plant:  There are seemingly hundreds of varieties of the plant we used to call “coral bells” but this has remained one of my favorites. This perennial with peach to butterscotch colored foliage is hardy in Zones 4 to 8. It...
Succulent Plant Crafts

Succulent Plant Crafts

If you have something that’s made of wire, you have the beginning of a great plant craft project or succulent display.  Since succulents don’t need much soil, and because their leaves don’t wilt while they are getting their roots established, you can...
Don’t Just Pin It, PLANT It!

Don’t Just Pin It, PLANT It!

Now don’t get me wrong…I love Pinterest. I have a series of boards ranging from gardens to books, creative interiors to great tasting recipes. I hate knowing, however, that many people are spending more time pinning photos of gardens then they are creating...
Herbs for the Cocktail Hour Garden

Herbs for the Cocktail Hour Garden

Over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring some must-have plants for your cocktail hour garden. Many of these are featured in the newly published The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxation and Entertaining, but some will be other...
I Love Gold Mop Cypress

I Love Gold Mop Cypress

Name:  Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop” aka gold mop cypress Type of Plant:  A needled, thread-leaf evergreen…or shall we say ever yellow-green. Hardy in Zones 5 to 7, this kind-of-dwarf shrub ads color to the landscape in all seasons. Why I love this: Bright...
Don`t copy text!

Pin It on Pinterest

prestige premium free DLDSS-151 お嬢様大学に通っているのに内緒で福原の最高級ソープで働く常に即完売 NO.1ソープ嬢AV Debut 花宮えま KBMS-137 堀口さんがまたウンコした 堀口美緒 JUQ-098 レンタル人妻のナオさんと危険な恋に落ちた冴えない会社員の僕 〜タイムリミットは夜7時…定額制ハメ放題不倫〜 神宮寺ナオ DLDSS-121 夫の転勤で田舎に越して来た私は地元の男を誘惑し汗だくセックスしています。 美乃すずめ ALDN-066 代理出産の母 奈良崎みづき