Plant morphology

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    An Inspiring Design For Continuous Color

    Here at the Singing Tree Gardens Nursery, we hear the same comment throughout the year: “Your gardens are so interesting and colorful!” How could any other compliment be more rewarding…

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    A Bright Idea for Spring Containers

    After the long gray of winter when most of us are desperate for color in the landscape, bulbs in containers can add a splash of brilliance anywhere it is needed.…

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    Design

    Conifers for Gardens in the Mid-Atlantic

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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    Beautiful Tulip Varities You Should Grow

    Bulbs are always an afterthought in my garden. I really don’t have any excuse for this, other than by the time fall rolls around and it’s time to plant those…

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    Bark With Bite: How to Utilize Tree Bark in a Garden Design

    In my younger years, when my long history of saying dumb things was in a sort of golden age, I said something to the effect of, “Why would anyone be…

  • Design

    Plants for Shady Passageways

    The frequently used pathway along the west side of my house is shady all day. Wedged between the house and a 5-foot fence, this narrow space was once a homeland…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Southeast

        1. Japanese Forest Grass Name: Hakonechloa macraand cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; consistently moist, humus-rich…

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    When Not to Prune

    An old boss of mine used to say that “the best time to prune is when the knife is sharp.” His logic was, basically, prune when you have the time.…

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    You Can Eat That!

    For years we’ve seen flowers used as garnishes. Peppery nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum spp. and cvs., annual) add a nice bite to salads, and violets (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness…

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    Buried Treasure: Lesser-Known Root Vegetables

    It’s easy to appreciate the fruits of our labor when they’re displayed so enticingly above­ground: chains of sun-warmed cherry tomatoes; clusters of tender snap beans in gold, green, or purple;…