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Three Dogs in a Garden: A Landscape in Vignettes: Beth Powell's Country Garden

I am sorry there were no new posts earlier in the week. The completion of a big project kept me busy. There has not been a spare mom.

This reminds me of being a curious little girl looking for horses beyond the pretty fence.

This reminds me of being a curious little girl looking for horses beyond the pretty fence.: This reminds me of being a curious little girl looking for horses beyond the pretty fence.

Creeping Phlox  Perfect for bulb bed

Easy Groundcovers

Creeping Phlox - Perfect for edging sidewalks and walkways, this slow-growing perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Creeping phlox won't become a rowdy neighbor to the tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs that look charming planted with it.

How to grow the best garlic ever from planting to harvesting and curing, these links take you through each stage smoothly.

OHow to grow the best garlic ever from planting to harvesting and curing, these links take you through each stage smoothly.

How to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden Use it on begonias to encourage blooms, 1 t per gal water

One of my favorite fall garden plants is the showy Clematis paniculata(C. terniflora). Not only does this beauty cover my old fence boards with hundreds of star shaped white blossoms, it also fills the late summer air with a sweet fragrance.

On pond fence One of my favorite fall garden plants is the showy Clematis paniculata(C. Not only does this beauty cover my old fence boards with hundreds of star shaped white blossoms, it also fills the late summer air with a sweet fragrance.

Sweetly Scented Annuals.  When most gardeners add fragrance to the garden, they start off with the same old tried-and-true shrubs and perennials, like roses, lilacs, and peonies. While these plants are quite fragrant, their sensory delight lasts only briefly. If you’re looking for extended aromatic infusion, consider filling in with fragrant annuals.

Tulips and sweet alyssum

Keep your hostas looking like this with Irish Spring Soap

How to Chase Away the Deer - wrap bars of Irish Spring soap in jute and hang from branches in areas where the deer are eating your plants and scraping your trees - via A Little Bit of Everything: Helpful Hints: Deterring Deer - It's That Time of Year!

Russian Princess Lobelia Lobelia x speciosa 'Russian Princess' Zone: 4 - 9 Partial Sun, High water needs.  Vivid spikes of magenta flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Glossy foliage emerges red in spring, turning burgundy to bronze throughout the season. Strong upright burgundy stem

Russian Princess Lobelia - Vivid spikes of magenta flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Glossy foliage emerges red in spring, turning burgundy to bronze throughout the season.

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