Author archives: P. Allen Smith

P. Allen Smith: Think Autumn

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Even though summer has just begun, gardeners need to start planning for fall foliage and blooms. Photography by Mark Fonville   is here, and while I’m excited about the bounty and beauty the season brings, I know autumn is close behind. We gardeners have to always think a season ahead. There’s so much to do this time of year, I often don’t take the [...]

P. Allen Smith: Dream Big with Summer Bulbs

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Tubers, corms and rhizomes.  Photography by Jane Colclasure and Mark Fonville   of us want ginormous, stupendous blossoms and magnificent foliage to match … and lots of both. If this describes you, then planting summer bulbs definitely is the way to go. To me, bulbs are a “pre-packaged flower,” and all it takes is a little bit of patience and work[...]

P. Allen Smith: Hosting a Spring Luncheon

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Spring officially arrives this month, so let the party begin! The equinox on March 20 is the official beginning of spring, which is cause for celebration — don’t you think? Photography by Hortus Ltd., Jane Colclasure, Mark Fonville and Kelly Quinn   a get-together doesn’t need to be a lot of work, especially during this gentle season. You can [...]