As we start year three of this workshop there are some new volunteers and some who attended last year. During the first session we’re going to get to know the border and the characteristics of the site. Later we’ll be doing some thinning and dividing perennials. This session’s key thought is: No matter how much you […]
All year students on the Designing and Maintaining an Ornamental Border have been planning and growing stuff for their own gardens. Here are some of those gardens.
Around this time of year we conduct a review of the Hot! Border to assess what might need to be done over the winter months and for the next year’s season. We ask if we still like all the species we’re growing? Are they in the right place, still? Will there be room for everything? […]
In May the traffic in the walled garden begins to build. Our Hot! border is a showcase for the Greenhouses. There is still plenty to do. The Beschornaria is attracting plenty of nice comments. The bulk of the work is planting those tender annuals and perennials that have either spent the winter in the greenhouse or grown […]
Yay! Three of the Beschornerias are in bud. This time last year I wrote that we would lift them if they didn’t flower in 2017 but it looks as if the three year wait has been worth it. With the weather warming up it certainly looks as if the Cannas have all survived. The bananas […]