Posts Tagged ‘Barrington’

Forsythia behaving badly

  Our hugely overgrown forsythia bushes (probably Forsythia xintermedia which gets to be 8-10’ high by 10-12’ wide—and ours is that large) are behaving badly and about to be entirely cut to the ground.  Forsythia are only pretty for the few weeks when they bloom in spring.  The rest of the time they have wild, […]

Wisteria in Italy – April 2012

We felt especially lucky to be in Italy last week while the wisteria was blooming!  This photo is wisteria in one of many spots it appeared in the Roman Forum.  In Assisi we found it climbing out of small paved spaces to bloom on the 2nd story of old buildings in town. In Florence white […]

A few deer-resistant plants for the Barrington, Illinois area

A few deer-resistant plants for Barrington, IL gardeners