A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – August 16, 2021 – Ken Druse on Texture and Variegation


Texture and Variegation With Ken Druse – A Way to Garden With Margaret Roach – August 16, 2021

Ken Druse called the other day to say that he and his garden have the August lulls. The sort of annual dog days experience when it’s way past spring, and still way before fall color, when maybe even some of the annuals you potted up or put into your beds in May for summer color might be starting to look less perky, too. 

“What holds the garden together in such a moment?” he asked as we chatted, and as he looked out the window. 

Texture, primarily we agreed, and at Ken’s, especially some refreshing splashes of variegation and definitely the freshness of some white flowers. Using all of those effectively is our topic today. 

You all know Ken Druse as a regular visitor to my podcast, and author of 20 garden books and longtime friend. When he’s not managing the antics of two troublemaking but gorgeous canines, he manages his extensive garden in New Jersey.  


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