• 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.…

  • Vase in Garden, A Tormented Gardener in a Garden of Bliss, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/24/garden-of-bliss/, #gardening #garden #plants #KarenHugg
    Garden,  Plants

    A Tormented Gardener in a Garden of Bliss

    Good morning! Today I begin a series of Saturday posts on my garden of bliss (and torment). It’s a big garden, a garden on the edge of a ravine and creek, and a garden that’s made me both extremely happy and incredibly depressed. I’ll tell you why I was depressed…

  • Stargazer Hydrangea, A Stargazer Hydrangea to Gaze at, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/20/stargazer-hydrangea/ #gardening #plants #shrubs #hydrangeas #stargazer #garden
    Plants

    A Stargazer Hydrangea to Gaze at

    This Sunday was sunny and warm, the kind of Sunday where you just want to set up a lounge chair and read a book. Instead, I worked in the garden. I weeded for a while and then transplanted my Stargazer hydrangea, a lovely pink shrub with pointed flowers.