Tag: perennials

Structural Integrity

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra My ability to appreciate forms and stems and seedheads fizzled out way too soon this winter. Usually, I’m good until late January, at least, and then there’s seed-sowing to distract me from the boring outdoors for a few…

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The Screening Test

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra One of the biggest challenges of creating a new garden on a relatively flat, featureless field has been figuring out how to break up the view a bit. Partly, I wanted to create some privacy from the roads…

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Three Neat Plants – Late July

  Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra First, I’d like to welcome all of the new readers to Hayefield. As some of you who have been here before guessed, the special garden visitor I mentioned in my last post was Anne Raver of the…

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Three Neat Plants – Late June

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Despite our depressingly hot and dry weather this month, great-looking plants are coming along faster than I can write about them. One of my favorites of the moment is the sadly underused annual known as thoroughwax or hare’s…

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Asclepias Season

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra I hardly need a calendar to know that summer’s here at Hayefield. When the third week of June arrives, the milkweeds begin to bloom.

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Three Neat Plants – Late May

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Ah, so many neat plants, so little time. I’ve been saving up a few of my current favorites to share with you, starting with the two above: variegated sweet iris (Iris pallida ‘Variegata’; also sold as ‘Aureovariegata’) on…

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Three Neat Plants – Early May

I’ve been trying to think of a topic that would give me a good reason to talk about some of my favorite plants from time to time. A few plants that have recently caught my eye don’t have much in common, however, besides being…

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