Late October abandon

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By late October there is nothing more to orchestrate and everything can be left to sprawl and bloom with abandon. The hard-working sedum “Autumn Joy” comes into its own and the blues of the late asters take over from the yellow and orange harmonies of September.   … Read More

Japanese maple Bloodgood in May

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The enduring pleasure of underplanting Japanese maple with hostas derives from the contrasting foliage — it might be considered the textbook example, juxtaposing deeply-cut, red foliage with large, rounded, green, blue-green, or variagated leaves. The corrugated texture of some hosa leaves is another reason to linger over this pairing.   … Read More