The hidden power of the five-foot backless bed

Most of what I do professionally is biggish to big.  I’ll be ordering perennials, for instance, with 150 or this and 200 of that, totaling in the thousands.   I love using plants in vast, repeating sweeps, and wouldn’t have it any other way.  Even at home, my preference would be to be planting up large spaces with low-diversity planting.

But that form is inherently limiting.  Continue reading

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ruprechtii – An Epilogue

I was wandering through a client’s garden the other day, and casually said something nice about Sedum ‘Matrona’, which was looking sensational.  The reply was more spat than said.  “I don’t care what you say, Michael McCoy, it’s the best of the lot” Continue reading

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To look at or to live in?

The wall is coming along nicely – thanks for asking.

But as is almost invariably the case for me, simple steps lead to big questions. Continue reading

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