TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – Outdoor Plant Highlight for the Month

GOLD MOP CYPRESS Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera ‘Golden Mop’ is better known by its’ common name – Gold Mop Cypress.  Gold Mop Cypress is a needled, thread-leaf evergreen with bright yellow needles.  Gold Mop Cypress is a beautiful plant that will add interest to any landscape because of its bright yellow color, and it is colorful … Read more


Lovely blooms of peonies

Our locally grown peony roots just came in last week and I’m reminded of how much I love these huge gorgeous easy-care perennials. The first peony I ever got was a division of one my grandmother had—and she said it was a division she’d gotten from her mother.  Peonies are one of the longest-lived perennials—living … Read more

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Fall Already?

Trees with fall foliage reflecting on a pond

This past weekend was the first official day of fall—the Autumnal Equinox. The Autumnal Equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the equator. On this day, the day and the night are of equal length. From now until the Winter Solstice on December 21, the hours of the night will be longer … Read more

BONNIE’S GARDEN – A Fall Surprise

Lycoris in bloom

Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies, Resurrection Lilies, Naked Ladies, Spider Lilies, Hurricane Lilies—these are all nicknames given to various types of Lycoris. Lycoris are strong perennials that send up lush foliage in the spring, which then dies down, then blooms late summer without foliage—hence the nicknames Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies or Naked Ladies. Because they bloom … Read more

TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – September Outdoor Plant of the Month

SEPTEMBER OUTDOOR PLANT OF THE MONTH: HEUCHERA Some of you may know this plant by its common name: “CORAL BELLS.” Heuchera gets its’ common name because of the small reddish “bell-shaped” flowers that they have in late summer and early fall. I chose this plant to highlight because of all the varieties that we have … Read more

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