Rather than consider fall a farewell to another growing season, we should celebrate its unparalleled brilliance from foliage, berries, bark and stems. Certain native flowering shrubs not only offer a pollinator friendly flowers, they can also provide dazzling leaves for an outstanding last hurrah. Below are a few nice choices hardy in Zones 5 or…

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The Right-Size Flower Garden

Due to the pandemic, a majority of my lectures across the country were cancelled. In preparation for these lectures, I ordered a number of my gardening books to sell at book signings. Needless to say, I now have an ‘overstock’ of books. Time to clean house. All four gardening books are on sale for only…

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Yummy berries for birds come in so many brilliant colors, including red, blue, purple, orange, pink, and yellow. The display is further enhanced by those with striking fall foliage. The icing on the cake is watching excited birds feasting on these tasty treats. Below are a few terrific natural ‘bird feeders’ to consider adding to…

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ASTONISHING! Last month’s webinar (online lecture), Inspired Garden Design, was packed with participants from 45 stated in the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and South Korea. The next webinar, Jaw-Dropping Flowering Shrubs: the New, No-Fuss Glamour Plants will be on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Featured shrubs will…

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Ninebark (Physocarpus) is a lovely, low-input, flowering shrub. What do I mean by input? Well, let’s start with how it relates to you. The shrubs needs little maintenance – or input – on your part. Sweet! Secondly, it needs little input in regards to water, fertilizer or pesticides. Double sweet! The only high input category…

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