Garden Design’s recent blog titled 10 Lessons from Famous Gardens is riveting and thought provoking! It is packed with so many awesome suggestions. I already knew about some of these design enhancing ideas before BUT I still gained a fresh perspective from seeing these implemented in noteworthy gardens!  I loved the tip about using color in the garden. …

Read More

We work hard to make our gardens beautiful and noteworthy. But when they back up to woods or large open spaces, they may not get the attention they deserve. Gazing eyes tend to fly right past the intended target of admiration into the large space looming behind it. Time to raise the ‘stop sign’ and…

Read More
Hosta Royal Standard from Walters Gardens

Fragrant flowering hosta are the Oriental Lilies of the shade world. These scented ladies can be white or light lavender and start blooming in early, mid or late summer. Unlike fragrant roses, hosta blooms aren’t bothered by Japanese beetles. And there are no red lily beetles attacking them as they do Oriental Lilies like ‘Casa…

Read More