Tag Archives: hydrangea

Plant of the Month – Hydrangeas!

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Who doesn’t love hydrangeas?  Especially in late June, when most types are strutting their stuff.  So, lots to see and comment on, starting with the Oakleaf hydrangeas seen above and below.

Oakleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia) …

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Fall Color Comes in Many Forms

Fall Comes In Many Colors

How to have a knock-out garden in the fall?  Let’s count the ways.
1.  Foliage colors – it’s not just trees that are strutting their stuff in the fall

2. Fading flowers can be …

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Want more blooms in August?

My old garden’s looking pretty tired right about now, and it definitely doesn’t have enough color – besides green.  So now’s the perfect time for me to look around the  neighborhood, local …

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Time to prune your roses and other summer-bloomers, and here’s how

by Susan Harris
Homestead’s Golden Spades Club (highly informal, drop-ins welcome) gathered yesterday to hear gardening guru Gene Sumi’s advice about what to do in the garden this month, and pruning is a …

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Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Hydrangea, Gloxinia and Christmas Cactus are Gifty Plants, too

by Susan Harris
If you’re one of those who doesn’t care how many snappy new varieties of poinsettias there are these days, or what sparkles and watercolors they may be sporting – …

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Are your Endless Summer Hydrangeas Underblooming? Here’s how to fix that.

Have you been disappointed by the less-than-awesome blooming of your Endless Summer hydrangeas?  The growers of this popular new line of hydrangeas have heard complaints about weak flowering and have responded with some great …

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Free “Gardening for Wildlife” at Accokeek, Tuesday at 6:30

by Susan Harris

From the Accokeek Foundation comes a talk about wildlife gardening that sounds particularly interesting – because of the speaker.
Ann Bodling has been involved in conservation …

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What’s Blooming in August

by Susan Harris
In honor of Gardenblogger Bloom Day, of course.  Click here to see what’s blooming on August 15 in 100+ other gardens around North America and possibly …

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What I’m Doing in the Garden, July Edition

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

More Pruning and Hacking Back
First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I …

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5 Great Shrubs to Fill Up the Garden

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris

Lately I’ve heard from several gardeners who’ve been at it a while and seen big improvements, but there’s still something missing in their gardens – fullness.   And my quick …

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Great Native Plants for the Garden

by Susan Harris
Native plants are in the news these days, and we’re being encouraged by environmental groups to include them in our garden.  Why?  Of all the reasons given, the best case for …

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Spring Pruning – the What and the How


by Susan Harris

Are you one of those homeowners who never does ANY pruning?  Well, you have lots of company.  But really, there are lots of common plants that are almost …

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