How to Protect Hydrangeas in Winter

How to Protect Hydrangeas in Winter

How to Protect Hydrangeas from Winter WindsI love hydrangeas….both heartier panicles & show-stopping Endless Summers.  As I put my garden to bed for the year in Zone 6, with everything going dormant, I wondered “How to Protect Hydrangeas from Winter...
How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Garden

How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Garden

How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Garden  In today’s world, as many governing bodies are requiring that homes replace natural lawns with artificial turf, in an effort to save water: learning how to create a drought-tolerant garden may be more important than...
Is Artificial Grass Worth It?

Is Artificial Grass Worth It?

Is Artificial Grass Worth It? I put in a large rectangle of fake grass about two years ago, to elevate the look of my burgeoning French country garden.  Before, that area was REAL grass.  And while it looked beautiful at first, it quickly became problematic: there...
Why Catmint Must be Cut Back Mid-Summer

Why Catmint Must be Cut Back Mid-Summer

Why Catmint Must be Cut Back Mid-Summer Catmint, also called Walker’s Low, is one of the most popular plants in Garden Zone 6: landscapers use it prolificly where I live.  In fact, my original landscapers put six of them in my front yard.  This is great when...