Emerging spring plants

A beautiful plant in spring is (above) the glossy ornamental ginger. These plants require DEEP shade and moist soil. Can’t wait for the lillies of the valley (left) to bloom. They have a sweet fragrance and delicate little white flowers just right for a miniature vase. These are finally spreading- I have had them in […]

Bearded Iris

Oh, the beauty of iris in spring! Just kidding.  If you did nothing in the fall with the iris, then they will look like this.  The leaves are brown and grey, mottled with mildew and lying on the ground. Time for some work on these guys.  But don’t be discouraged,  with just a few minutes of […]

Weeping Brown Sedge (Carex flagellifera)

Here is a weeping brown sedge before pruning.  This sedge is best NOT cut to the ground. Just give it a mild hair cut with the  long bladed pruning shears.                     Below shows me preparing for a “ponytail” cut for the sedge.  Using this method, the […]