Category: In the Garden

See the Movie or Read the Book – or Both!

The calendar says it’s just turned winter, but as far as I’m concerned, we’re already well on our way to spring. I used to wait until March to do my outdoor cleanup, trying to get every last bit of enjoyment out of the garden…

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The Fall Color Project 2012 – Hayefield Style

It’s that time of year again: time for the Fall Color Project, hosted by Dave at Growing the Home Garden. This is my fifth year participating in this event. Compared to some other years, this season’s fall colors in my part of southeastern Pennsylvania…

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Late Summer Combinations

It feels like cheating to do another picture-heavy post this month, but there was just too much going on to pack it all into the last Bloom Day extravaganza. So, here are the missing combination and garden shots for August, starting in the front…

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It’s Personal – Part 2

A few weeks ago, in It’s Personal – Part 1, I started talking about some of the ways I’ve tackled the development of the gardens here at Hayefield, in response to some readers’ questions. I ended that part by mentioning that I have a group…

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It’s Personal – Part 1

Hayefield Day 1 (May 21, 2001) Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day posts offer a great opportunity to show off pretty pictures of the garden, but recently, I’ve had a couple of requests to show the less-than-pretty parts that I’ve only mentioned in passing. So, to…

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Late Spring Combinations

Late May to mid-June generally isn’t a great time for pretty garden pictures here at Hayefield. I’m usually just getting around to setting out the annuals and tender perennials, so the new plants are pretty puny. And, I normally end up cutting most of…

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A Touch of Glass

For a long time, I was kind of a purist when it came to gardening: I felt that gardens should be about plants, not “stuff.” In many respects, that was just sour grapes; really cool garden art tends to be really expensive, too. Plus,…

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