Good Form and Structure are Priceless

This lovely shrub is Hypericum “Blues Festival”. Its blooms are not long lasting, but if this plant never bloomed it would still be striking because of its blue, shapely leaves and its superb form. I put this in the Goffstown Historical Society garden last fall. It was very small, but has tripled in size. IContinue reading “Good Form and Structure are Priceless”

Blooming Today at the Goffstown Historical Society- A Canna Like No Other.

Canna Ehemanii, an heirloom from the 1800’s, put up its first spike a few days ago, and today it bloomed. Usually its flowers dangle from 6 to 8 feet up, but this spike was smaller. It is rare, and available in limited numbers in the US. Our plant came from Old House Gardens in AnnContinue reading “Blooming Today at the Goffstown Historical Society- A Canna Like No Other.”

Goffstown Historical Society Garden- Blooming Now.

In the Sunset Garden above, Agastache, French Marigolds, lantanas, crocosmia “Lucifer, and the Blue Porterweed are blooming. The porterweed is planted in butterfly gardens all over the country. It is a tender perennial, along with the tropical butterfly weed also shown here and a mainstay of bird, bee, and butterfly gardens. Rounding the corner, theContinue reading “Goffstown Historical Society Garden- Blooming Now.”

The House with the Stovepipe Hat

When I work in the garden I volunteer in, I can hear a Wood Thrush up in the trees, Canada Geese honking on their way to the river, the argumentative back and forth of the House Sparrows. But nearest and loudest of all is the bubbling song of the House Wren, familiar to people everywhere.Continue reading “The House with the Stovepipe Hat”