• Shaded Sunny Border, How to Garden in a Shaded Sunny Border, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/07/shaded-sunny-border/ #gardening #plants #shade #sun #border #garden #soil #clay
    Garden,  Plants

    How to Garden in a Shaded Sunny Border

    I have this tricky garden area on the eastern boundary of my yard. It has a huge oak tree. It has a lawson cypress. The trees shade out an eastern and southern exposure until about two o’clock when the hot afternoon sun blasts through. Then all hell breaks loose. It’s…

  • Greenhouses, How I Found New Inspiration at a Familiar Nursery, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/29/nursery #wholesale #plants #nursery #growers #greenhouse #gardening #gardendesign
    Plants

    How I Found New Inspiration at a Familiar Nursery

    Since I worked for roughly 15 years as a gardener, it's no surprise that a plant nursery figures prominently in The Forgetting Flower. Renia's uncle owns a wholesale nursery in the French countryside. I modeled his nursery, Les Racines, in part on a local nursery I've shopped at for years.…

  • Variegated Iris, The Versatile Variegated Iris in My Garden, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/26/variegated-iris/ #variegatediris #iris #summerblooms #mygarden #rhizome
    Garden,  Plants

    The Versatile Variegated Iris

    Variegated Iris (Iris pallida 'Variegata') is a versatile and wonderful iris to grow. I have two beside the birdbath in my garden. These natives of Croatia have creamy yellow and light green leaves with two-toned lavender blooms. They also offer great structure for the garden, growing in flat wide spikes.…