A Planting Guide for the Utterly Hopeless
Watch the Halcyon Garden unfold this season—stay tuned for April.
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Remember? This is supposed to be a garden blog, people. With lists and things.
Every year Halcyon Garden has more pots to fill, thanks to a generous grant by the Mom Green foundation. But every April we seem to buy fewer varieties of annuals. We know what we like now, and we don’t do quite so much experimenting anymore. And we’ve finally learned that a broad swath of one…
We, the rustling leaves, have a voice that answers the storms, but who are you so silent? I am a mere flower. -Rabindranath Tagore, from “Stray Birds”
Occasionally, some friend will call me to ask whether she should buy a certain plant she’s just found on sale at Home Depot or Lowe’s. She’s confused about whether the plant is an annual or a perennial, or isn’t sure whether it’s a good choice for her yard in the first place…and the store certainly…