Monthly Archives: April 2008

Trellises Take Your Garden to New Heights

A tunnel of laburnum outside the Palace at Kew Gardens in London. There are all sorts of good reasons to consider adding an arbor, pergola, tuteur or another type of freestanding trellis to your garden this spring. Here are just … Continue reading

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Dividing Vigorous Perennials

Beebalm (monarda) spreads to form large colonies that need frequent dividing to keep them within bounds and blooming vigorously. Customer photo from Cheryl S. of Copley, Ohio. See the full-size photo in the Dutch Gardens Photo Center. Community plant sales … Continue reading

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Beyond Pansies

This planter features rose-blotch pansies, pink hyacinths and blue muscari. There are a few weeks (or maybe a month) in spring when it’s too cold for annuals, but nice enough for something. Usually, that means pansies —especially up here in … Continue reading

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Piet Oudolf: Dutch Plantsman and Designer

Perennials in Piet Oudolph’s nursery in Hummelo, Netherlands. Garden travel is one of my passions and, over the past 25 years of travel to gardens in Europe and North America, I’ve witnessed a shift in design and planting emphasis toward … Continue reading

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Miniature Daffodils

A Dutch breeder holds some new, unnamed miniature daffodil cultivars. For the past 20 years, I’ve been adding a few new daffodils to my home landscape every fall. Now, more than 60 varieties bloom in my borders and under trees … Continue reading

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Planting Bareroot Roses

Falling in Love™ Rose is new this year, available from Dutch Gardens. <!– CAPTION –> “Petals are a romantic shade of warm pink with a creamy reverse. The perfume is a heady blend of traditional rose fragrance and the aroma … Continue reading

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How Do YOU Support Your Peas?

Our Expandable Pea Fence has been a longtime favorite. New this year is a taller version that stands 5’4″. You can connect several sets together, as shown in this illustration. Greentwist Garden Twine makes it easy to add extra support … Continue reading

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