Somehow when I think of a creed I think of ethical, perhaps ecological, sustainable beliefs, responsibilities and ideas. However, I think the creed below is much closer to reality for many of us! HORTICULTURE CREED 1. I want it. 2. I want it all. 3. I...
Ok, so I do have a love affair with upright and uptight plants. In smaller gardens, air space needs some volume – so let’s go up. Let’s compare three similar plants today that grow tall and skinny. I started out using Ilex crenata “Sky Pencil”. This is a Japanese...
The definition of an invasive plant has changed through the years: many of our common ornamental plants, trees and shrubs which we have loved for decades have been declared invasive since they are choking out or can choke out our native species. (Click image to view...
About Christie Dustman
Christie Dustman is a life-long gardener and owner of Christie Dustman & Company, Inc.
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