The Garden at Night

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Garden Design, Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

It’s summertime, and the living is…well, it’s just plain hot. It’s not much fun puttering around outside during the day, but the evening hours are a different story. Once the sun starts going down and the air cools a bit, the garden is much more tempting, whether you want to catch up on some weeding […]

Perennials with Presence

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Garden Design, Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

Each year, it seems like new perennial introductions are getting shorter and shorter. “Dwarf” and “compact” are the buzzwords these days, and sure, there’s a need for restrained perennials in small yards and container plantings. But there’s still a place for big perennials, if you know how to use them right: in an expansive border […]

Planting Solutions for Soggy Sites

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Garden Advice | No Comments

During our unusually rainy spring, you may have noticed parts of your property staying soggy that normally weren’t particularly wet. Fortunately, those sorts of temporary problem areas seem to be drying out now that we’re in a pattern of drier weather. But what about those sites that you know stay wet for a good part […]

Cutting Remarks

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Garden Advice | No Comments

Proper pruning can make a drastic difference in the appearance of many summer- and fall-flowering perennials, turning what could be messy-looking masses into dense, flower-filled clumps. If you’d like to enjoy your beds and borders without dealing with staking now or sprawling stems later, this is a good time to think about doing a bit […]

Going Green

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Garden Advice | No Comments

When you choose plants with multicolored leaves for your garden, you expect to enjoy those stripes, spots, and splashes for years to come, and that’s generally what happens. Every now and then, though, you may notice that your variegated plants have turned partly or mostly green. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them—just that […]

Walk This Way

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Garden Design | No Comments

There’s something magical about being able to walk through a garden instead of just look at it. A colorful and fragrance-filled route between your house and car gives a quick recharge to your spirits as you head out and back, and it gives your home a friendly vibe. When you can create a planting that […]

Queen of all Colors

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

   “I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir Ah, the colors of spring: dainty pink, baby blue, creamy yellow, and…black? Though black flowers may not seem to fit the whole pastel palette of the early garden, there’s no reason to wait until summer to enjoy their […]

Helle-rific Hellebores

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Media Event, Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

Like most gardeners, Linden Hill’s owner Jerry Fritz finds it tough to choose just one favorite plant. Narrow the category to perennials, though, and hybrid hellebores (Helleborus x hybridus) are always one of his top picks. Jerry’s been crazy about hellebores for decades, planting these cold-climate champions by the dozens, hundreds, and even thousands in […]

A-peeling Bark

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Garden Design | No Comments

Deciduous trees and shrubs have a lot to offer in the landscape, with features such as showy blooms, lovely leaves, bright berries, and fabulous fall color. One benefit that’s often overlooked is the beauty of their bark. Beyond the typical dark grays and deep browns, bark can add eye-catching color to gardens from late fall […]

Home-Grown Holiday Decor

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Garden Advice | No Comments

One of the wonderful things about having a garden in your life is that you always have fresh flowers on hand. Even if you don’t have a space specifically for cut flowers, there’s no reason you can’t snip a few blooms from your beds and borders for the occasional indoor arrangement or gift bouquet. With […]