Category Archives: water wise

Ah, summer garden warmth!

Last night around 10:00, the outside temperatures hit  7 degrees F below zero – our first subzero reading of the winter. And today,  the desk in my office seems to benefit from a natural ventilation pattern that has settled around my keyboard. I suppose … Continue reading

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Special care for silver plants

  Silverheels horehound- trim out dead or withered stems, cut flowers back to crown when finished. Recently I received an email questioning how to care for Sea Foam sage (Artemisia versicolor), Silverheels horehound (Marrubium rotundifolium) and partridge feather (Tanacetum densum … Continue reading

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2010 Winners Video

We finally learned how to do videos in Animoto (, so wanted to share this first one here… Many more to come, including videos on trees, shrubs, waterwise perennials, and more. Let us know what you think! (Thanks to Mike … Continue reading

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Selectable edibles – tasty treats from Plant Select

At our annual meeting for Demonstration Garden Partners last June, Gary Meis, propagator for Country Lane Wholesale Nursery, offered a presentation on edible plants in the Plant Select program. We were amazed to learn how many of the plants have … Continue reading

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Springtime splendor I

Finally some warm temperatures and all the early summer plants are in their glory. This is an unwatered garden in a rocky, mineral soil with little organic matter and a rock mulch.

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