Guide to Growing Absinthe

Absinthe (Artemisia absinthium) is also called wormwood.  It is widespread in Crimea, Siberia, Europe, and Britain.  Absinthe is a many branched, aromatic, silvery perennial that grows to forty inches high.  The leaves have silky hairs and are silvery green.  The flower heads are founded, pendent, and borne on auxiliary spikes forming a slender yellow flower.  The leaves and flowering tops are harvested in late spring to early autumn and ... Read more

Pennisetum Red Buttons runs away with me

I have been having a love-in with Fountain grasses for quite a while. ... Read more

Growing Wishbone Flower

While you may have not heard of this annual by this name, you may be ... Read more

How was it for you? 2017 Garden Press Event

How was it for you? I am about to ring my PR mate and ask her about  ... Read more

How was it for you? 2017 Garden Press Event

How was it for you? I am about to ring my PR mate and ask her about  ... Read more

How to Grow Moss Verbena

If you are looking for a colorful ground cover that reaches a foot at ... Read more

an earthside birthday

Whenever I ask G to take a specific picture for me he knows ... Read more

never too late to start

3 years ago I wrote about a lovely New Year tradition of popping a ... Read more

Greening the grey with High Line

Every twenty years or so landscape design puts something truly ... Read more

Crazy Portland Snow

This was a few weeks ago now but I thought I would show you the ... Read more

Do ‘water features’ set your teeth on edge?

The short dark days of the early year are tailored to armchair ... Read more

How to Grow a Strawberry Tree

The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo ) is a native of Southern Europe, ... Read more

Guide to Growing Satin Grass

Satin Grass (Sisyrinchium striatum) is from Chile and Argentine.  It ... Read more

Tips for Growing Lavender Cotton

Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is native to Western and ... Read more

Down on the Allotment 2017-01-02 09:22:00

Matron is still here!  Haven't gone away!  Things are quiet ... Read more

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