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The Season of Summer Phlox: GBBD, August 2016

August is a month when the garden can begin to look tired and bedraggled. That is especially true this year, when our drought conditions mean that foliage that would normally be green is shriveled and browning, some plants are splayed open at the cen...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 16, 2016

The Entrance Garden: Lessons from the First Year

As I continue to slog away on year two of my front garden project, I thought it would be a good time to look at the results of year one’s efforts, particularly the two flower beds that flank the walkway from the front entrance of my house to the pa...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 2, 2016

Daylilies, Daylilies

Those who have been following this blog for any length of time will know that one of my favorite flowering perennials is the daylily (Hemerocallis). I’m not usually a big plant collector, but I make an exception for daylilies and love to add new va...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 28, 2016

July’s Floral Bounty: GBBD, July 2016

July is the time of peak bloom in my Maine garden. The garden hasn’t reached its peak yet; that is still a week or two away. But I am experiencing that beautiful floral crescendo that will peak in late July. The first flower beds in my new front ga...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 15, 2016

Wait For It! Wait For It!

The end of June is a time of exquisite anticipation in my garden. As June turns into July, the last of the Siberian irises are fading and the big flush of early summer blooms is coming to an end. But the big flower show of high summer has not quite b...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 1, 2016

Progress on the Side Slope Design

Since I posted two weeks ago on beginning to design the side slope planting for my new front garden (see Year 2 Plans for the New Front Garden), I have continued to work on it. At the same time, I have been reading Planting in a Post-Wild World by Th...
by Jean's Garden on Feb 20, 2016

Favorite Garden Books: The Garden in Autumn

For several years, based on the recommendations of other garden bloggers, I have been wanting to read some of the garden writing of Allen Lacy. Many of his books are out of print and a bit difficult to find. But when I discovered in September that I...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 2, 2015

The Porch Border

My garden project for August and September is to dig and plant the flower beds immediately surrounding my new patio and walkways – most of the entry garden (around the front entrance to the house) and the Lavender Walk. I got the tiny Blues Border...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 21, 2015

Waning Blooms and Swelling Buds: GBBD, August 2015

Mid-August is a transition time in my Maine garden, with the blooms of high summer waning and the flowers of fall still in bud. The daylilies have been winding down fast over the past couple weeks. Each day seems to bring one more variety opening its...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 16, 2015

A Visit to Barred Owl Daylilies

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Barred Owl Daylilies, the garden and nursery of Rex Beisel and Craig Cote in Otisfield, Maine, as part of a group from the Foothills Garden Club. I was wowed by the beauty of the place. It was a perfect Maine...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 28, 2015

A Sunny Garden: GBBD, July 2015

I am very late with my bloom day post this month (the consequence of a busy week), but I certainly don’t want to skip the best month of the season in my garden. So here’s my report on the state of my garden this month – better late than never.
by Jean's Garden on Jul 18, 2015

Daylily Watch

At this time of year, as the last flowers of Siberian irises fade, I eagerly anticipate the next big event in my garden, the display of daylilies that marks peak summer bloom. As I walk around the garden each day, I peer into daylily foliage, looking...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 1, 2015

A Soggy Solstice

The summer solstice is my favorite day of the year. I love the long hours of light, the lushness of the landscape, and the perfect summer weather of Maine in late June. I usually celebrate the solstice by spending as much of it as possible outdoors.
by Jean's Garden on Jun 21, 2015

#Love these red #daylilies ❤ #amlc #flowergarden

#Love these red #daylilies ❤ #amlc #flowergarden...
by AMLC: All My Love Crafts on Jun 8, 2015

Lots of #daylilies 😊❤ #flowergarden #amlc

Lots of #daylilies 😊❤ #flowergarden #amlc...
by AMLC: All My Love Crafts on May 20, 2015

Order and Chaos in the Garden

The best gardens are a perfect balance of order and chaos. The tension created by this constantly threatened balance is the pulse of the garden itself. (Helen Humphreys, The Lost Garden, p. 19) Recently, when I was trying to decide what to read next...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 25, 2015

A New Garden Year

New Year 2015 is special for me, both because I moved into the new addition to my house on New Year’s Eve and woke up for the first time in my new bedroom this morning, and also because 2015 will be the year that I begin work on my new front garden...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 1, 2015

A New Garden Year

New Year 2015 is special for me, both because I moved into the new addition to my house on New Year’s Eve and woke up for the first time in my new bedroom this morning, and also because 2015 will be the year that I begin work on my new front garden...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 1, 2015

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014


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