Author: Barbara H. Smith

The Evolution of a Garden Space

Many years ago, when our children were young, my husband built an in-ground pool. It provided many hours of fun and relaxation for my family. About 20 years ago after our children left, I was...


Bluestars are in the genus Amsonia. There are at least twenty-two known species, and most are native to the Eastern United States. All are in the Apocynaceae (Dogbane) family, so named because the...

Flower Arranging Supplies

So many readers have expressed interest in creating floral arrangements using flowers and foliage from their gardens. The items listed below are must-haves for your floral arranging toolbox. Start...

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