Category Archives: ornamental gardens

the 5th season…

I recently read an article where this time of year was referred to as the “5th season”, a term that I liked a lot.  The article was about plants – mostly ground covers, flowers, shrubs, grasses – that are for … Continue reading

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plants & pollinators

    One of the great joys of gardening is the sound and movement of pollinators.  Another joy is realizing which plants attract them.  Over the years I have compiled lists of plants that attract honey bees, wild bees, butterflies, beetles, … Continue reading

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magnolias…a wonderful spring show

While waiting for most flowering shrubs and perennials to begin their seasonal show, the Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’), is busy putting on her own show. In our Zone 5 gardening location the branches of this beautiful specimen … Continue reading

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open for the season!

The stage is being set for another gardening season at Against the Wind Nursery & Gardens.   Our gardens are getting cleaned up, stock is arriving, greenhouses are full and fields are prepped for another year of growing. In a … Continue reading

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