Blog Posts - Heuchera



Wait For It! Wait For It!

The end of June is a time of exquisite anticipation in my garden. As June turns into July, the last of the Siberian irises are fading and the big flush of early summer blooms is coming to an end. But the big flower show of high summer has not quite b...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 1, 2016

June’s Beautiful Blooms: GBBD, June 2016

Although April and May provide some preliminary blooms, June is the month when my garden really comes into its own. The primary display at this time of year is provided by varieties of Siberian iris, …hardy geranium, …and tradescantia (sp...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 16, 2016

Spring Comes to Maine: GBBD, May 2016

After several days of cool, rainy weather at the beginning of May, the sun came out, temperatures warmed, and spring truly arrived in Maine. The deciduous trees around my house have finished blooming and are beginning to leaf out. In the garden, plan...
by Jean's Garden on May 15, 2016

The Season of New Life

  This season when new growth springs from the roots of winter-dormant plants never loses its magic. During the past two weeks, I’ve spent time outdoors removing the fallen leaves and old plant debris from my flower beds to reveal the new growth u...
by Jean's Garden on Apr 25, 2016

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2016

Despite some unseasonably warm, spring-like days and an early snow melt, I am still waiting for spring to arrive in my Maine garden. There are some signs of new growth here and there, like on hardy geranium plants, Heuchera ‘Raspberry Regal’, Sed...
by Jean's Garden on Mar 16, 2016

The Porch Border

My garden project for August and September is to dig and plant the flower beds immediately surrounding my new patio and walkways – most of the entry garden (around the front entrance to the house) and the Lavender Walk. I got the tiny Blues Border...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 21, 2015

Warmth, Rain, Bloom!

Our April was unusually cool this year, with very slow snow melt and a sense that spring might never come. Then May arrived with unusually warm – even hot – temperatures. This was not the hot, humid air of July and August, however, but heat that...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 5, 2015

Late Fall Colors

In my Maine garden, October is turning into November. Last week brought a string of cold, rainy days that provided a preview of November and a reminder of why no Mainer has ever declared November their favorite month. By the time the storm passed, mo...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 27, 2014

Late Fall Colors

In my Maine garden, October is turning into November. Last week brought a string of cold, rainy days that provided a preview of November and a reminder of why no Mainer has ever declared November their favorite month. By the time the storm passed, mo...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 27, 2014

A Few Last Flowers: GBBD, October 2014

Amazingly, despite several nights of temperatures that have dipped below freezing, I still have a few last flowers blooming in my Maine garden. A container on the deck still has flowers of annual geranium, petunias, and osteospermum blooming amid the...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 16, 2014

A Few Last Flowers: GBBD, October 2014

Amazingly, despite several nights of temperatures that have dipped below freezing, I still have a few last flowers blooming in my Maine garden. A container on the deck still has flowers of annual geranium, petunias, and osteospermum blooming amid the...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 16, 2014

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014

Long-Blooming Perennials

One of the challenges of gardening with perennials is that, unlike annuals, most do not have long periods of bloom. Some, like peonies, are notorious for a flash of glory which can end almost as soon as it begins when the blossoms shatter in the heat...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 11, 2014

Long-Blooming Perennials

One of the challenges of gardening with perennials is that, unlike annuals, most do not have long periods of bloom. Some, like peonies, are notorious for a flash of glory which can end almost as soon as it begins when the blossoms shatter in the heat...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 11, 2014

Tips for Organizing the Perfect Fall Garden Party

Fall has to be the most perfect time for an outdoor get together. Invite a few friends over and celebrate. Just like when you entertain indoors, entertaining outdoors requires some sprucing up as well. Take an objective walk through your garden area...
by Fix up This House on Feb 26, 2014

Heuchera 'Blackout'

I would never consider myself a Heuchera (coral bells) groupie and in fact, I find the color of many of them to be quite garish. Not to mention (which of course I'm about to mention), I've killed more of these than I've kept alive (don't even think a...
by An Obessive Neurotic Gardener on Feb 24, 2014

Tips for Organizing the Perfect Fall Garden Party

Fall has to be the most perfect time for an outdoor get together. Invite a few friends over and celebrate. Just like when you entertain indoors, entertaining outdoors requires some sprucing up as well. Take an objective walk through your garden area...
by Fix up This House on Feb 19, 2014

October in Two Gardens: GBBD, October 2013

I’m late posting for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day because I was in transit yesterday from a long weekend in Maine back to Gettysburg. But the same travel schedule that kept me from blogging also allowed me to visit both my gardens on bloom day. I h...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 16, 2013

A Fall Welcome from My Maine Garden

This weekend, I’ve finally found some time to get reconnected with blogs – both my own and those of my virtual gardening community. For the past 15 years, I’ve been managing to get home to Maine about once a month during the fall semester. My f...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 6, 2013


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