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My Garden In The Wall Street Journal, August Zone 4 Flowers by Gloria Bonde Posted Sat 21 Aug 2010 5:00am On Monday I received a comment from Tatyana author of the lovely blog, My Secret Garden, who saw my name and a picture of my xeric front garden in the Wall Street Journal. My garden was included in the article written by Anne-Marie Chaker, Gardening Without a Sprinkler ,  Wall Street Journal  August 18, 2010.  How  fun! The picture that was used ... Read on »
Zone 4 End of May Flowers, Lettuce in The Paths and a Storm by Gloria Bonde Posted Mon 24 May 2010 8:28pm We have had a very late spring.  May 15th is our last official frost date. We have had so much more rain than normal. Just as well that I usually wait until June 1st to plant the garden. This weekend I took my new camera out of the box and I am having so much fun! Woolly Speedwell Veronica Pectinata is a living mulch in much of my garden. Belo ... Read on »
Zone 4 Early April Flowers by Gloria Bonde Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 5:00pm Our Zone 4 garden has a frost free average date of May 15th.  Most years I play it safe and plant my tender plants and vegetables in the last few days of May or early June.   But mid April does bring some flowers.  My first bloom in April was Hellebore. I grow this in zone 4 protected by a juniper tree.  Does anyone know if i dare mo ... Read on »
Early September Flowers, Garden Zone 4 by Gloria Bonde Posted Thu 09 Sep 2010 12:44pm With a bit of cooler weather the flowers and the gardener are reviving. We still are getting temperatures close to 90 degrees but the sun feels softer and the nights are much cooler.  I am thinking about the changes I want to make. While spring flowers are bright and vibrant. The summer colors are soft. You’re looking at the north ... Read on »
October Flowers and Garden Zone 4 by Gloria Bonde Posted Fri 01 Oct 2010 6:38pm Our average frost date is September 29. But we are far from having a frost. We have had a beautiful two weeks.  We even had a couple of days where the temperature reached 90 degrees. But the nights get down to about 45 so the days seem cooler. And the forecast is for another week of 70 degrees.  It is amazing how much you can get done with weathe ... Read on »
Growing Vegetables with Flowers Late August Zone 4 by Gloria Bonde Posted Sun 05 Sep 2010 5:00am Growing vegetables among flowers in a town size garden has many benefits: I think the mixture of flowers and veggies confuses the insect pests. The flowers attract the good insect-eating-insects. Permanent raised beds are attractive during the winter and I get the pleasure of picking fresh, organic produce. Ok, I must confess I did not plan ... Read on »
Evergreen in Zone 5? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by VW Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 11:36am In hopes of creating some winter interest, I have planted a number of shrubs and perennials that are touted as being evergreen in zone 5. I'm not a big fan of prickly spruces or highly allergenic junipers, but I have kept my eye out for some broad-leaved evergreens, which are few and far between for my climate. Here's a rundown one how some of ... Read on »
New Hardy Agapanthus for Zone 5 by VW Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 5:07pm So what if agapanthus graces the landscaping of every strip mall and gas station in California? Long-term gardeners in that region might be sick of this plant's sturdy, strappy foliage and the periwinkle flower balls that burst from long stems. But in my cold-winter corner of the world, this tender perennial had to be treated as a houseplant o ... Read on »
Evergreen in Zone 5, Huh? by VW Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 12:07pm This post is a followup to my post last year on which evergreens actually looked good by midwinter in my zone 5 garden. The 'Queen Charlotte' violet surprised me with fresh-looking green leaves and an actual flower (in January! - a miracle for sure), but be warned that the rest of the photos are more dreary. Honestly I feel like I'm post ... Read on »
CareZone CEO Jonathan Schwartz touts new broadcast, calendar features (transcript) by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 7:55am The audio for this podcast can be accessed here. David Williams: This is David Williams , co-founder of MedPharma Partners and author of the Health Business Blog. I’m speaking today with Jonathan Schwartz; co-founder and CEO of CareZone . Jonathan, it’s nice to speak with you today. Jonathan Schwartz: Thanks very much, David. It’s a pl ... Read on »