Bleeding Hearts – April Plant of the Month

Bleeding Hearts – April Plant of the Month

The bleeding hearts are our 2021 Plant of the Month for April. I love these plants in my garden, as well as the native ones growing in the woods nearby. Each spring I look forward to their fern-like foliage, topped with pink, red, or white “hearts”. There are two separate genuses that the bleeding hearts […]

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Cottage Style – Reimagining America’s First Gardens

Cottage Style – Reimagining America’s First Gardens

Cottage style gardens were the first American gardens, before it was America. When we were still part of the original British Empire, our gardens (not those of the wealthy) were a mixture of edibles, medicinals, and flowers. Most of what early Americans ate came from this garden, and their medicines as well. Annual and perennial […]

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Definitions of Common Gardening Terms

Definitions of Common Gardening Terms

There are many words used in gardening posts and blogs that people may not know the meaning of. Well, this post is the place to be if you really want to know what something mean. I will be defining to the best of my knowledge (and a dictionary) the following terms. Enjoy and I hope […]

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Shade Gardening: Creation and Maintenance

Shade Gardening: Creation and Maintenance

Shade gardening is more than just an idea, it is a way of life for those living among the trees. When I first moved east from central Kansas, I had no idea that shade gardening would become such a big part of my everyday life. But after moving from town to town, my wife and […]

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Grimm’s Gardens 2020 – A Look Through the Gardens

Grimm’s Gardens 2020 – A Look Through the Gardens

Here at Grimm’s Gardens, I have had the pleasure to maintain and help re-imagine the gardens around the office, sales shed, and greenhouses for almost 10 years! Keeping these gardens and my client’s gardens beautiful is a task I willingly undertake each season. 2020 was a big year for Grimm’s, and not just because of […]

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In the Garden: Tips for June

In the Garden: Tips for June

June is the start of summer vacation, when America’s kids come to the garden to play, to romp, to enjoy life! June can be a very rewarding month for all of us, with strawberries ripening and cherries red, ripe, and plump. It can also stress us gardeners out, as it is the “last” good month […]

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9 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

9 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

The following shrubs are just a small group of many shrubs that work very well in shade gardens. However, these I would call pollinator powerhouses. 8 of them are native to North America and are beneficial to a wide range of pollinators and butterfly/moth larvae. Enjoy!   Hydrangea quercifolia, better known as Oakleaf hydrangea, is […]

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