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American Holly

American Holly, Ilex opaca, is a familiar broadleaf evergreen found throughout Bucks County. It is one of those native evergreens we have grown up with. Its glossy green leaves and bright red berries grace the winter landscape and are used to decor more

My Life in the Garden by Christine Thomas

It might be fall but…THINK SPRING!

It is bulb planting season. In order to be rewarded with brilliant colored spring flowers we need to get a move on. Put an order into a bulb supplier or visit a garden center. more

Sep 16, 2013 7:26 PM My Life in the Garden by Christine Thomas

Hydrangeas: The Gift That Just Keeps Giving

In my garden, Hydrangeas are the gift that just keeps giving. From June until frost there is always a Hydrangea in bloom here. Once you start growing Hydrangeas you just can’t stop adding them to your garden. more

Aug 14, 2013 11:11 AM My Life in the Garden by Christine Thomas

Andalusia

I joined the Martha Washington Garden Club for a tour of the house and grounds at Andalusia recently. They remembered that I had been the head gardener at Andalusia during the 1980’s and thought I might enjoy seeing the place again. more

Jul 17, 2013 9:33 AM My Life in the Garden by Christine Thomas

American Natives in the English Cottage Garden

This month my cottage garden is in full swing. Some of my favorite native plants are playing star roles. Orange Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberose), False Yellow Lupine (Thermopsis villosa), Coreopsis (Tickweed) more

Jul 9, 2013 9:05 PM My Life in the Garden by Christine Thomas