Garden Art / Garden Crafts / Perennials

Succulents are succulent; they make me happy

Fine Gardening magazine recently had an article on 10 outstanding succulents to try, which prompted my thinking – midst continuous snow fall and crazy temps – of how happy succulents make me. They teach us snowbunnies much about surviving the winter. They tolerate dryness by holding onto any moisture they can muster up, as best as they can. This … Continue reading

Creating a garden mosaic: Could it be knitting for gardeners and a perfect winter gardening activity?
Garden Crafts / Winter Gardening

Creating a garden mosaic: Could it be knitting for gardeners and a perfect winter gardening activity?

The art and craft of mosaic seems to have suffered an identity crisis as of late — maybe a few too many uninspired stepping stones have popped up here and there and it’s been done to death — but I would like to encourage you to consider creating one for your garden. Mosaic is like … Continue reading

Terrariums Take 2: Terrific plants make the terrarium
Garden Crafts / Houseplants / Winter Gardening

Terrariums Take 2: Terrific plants make the terrarium

Check out part 1 on making your own terrarium. Read my article at Northern Gardener (it’s the sample article this month). Consider a membership or subscription while you are there. Planting the garden. When selecting your terrarium’s plants, use the same design principles you use in your outdoor garden. Look for a contrast of textures, sizes, … Continue reading