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Michael King

Michael’s thoughts and ideas on planting perennial plants written over the past ten years.​​

The online training courses offered by Learning With Experts feature video lectures by some of the worlds leading experts in their fields. Originally starting in 2011 as My Garden School, they offered a range of …

For an article in the current winter number of Onze Eigen Tuin (Our Own Garden) I was asked to show the beauty in the transition from autumn to winter in the garden landscape. What might …

Inspiration for any planting plan is needed and in this case it came when I “accidentally” planted a seedling of the grass Calamagrostis brachytricha next to a patch of Actea simplex (Syn. Cimicifuga simplex) in …

A new perennial meadow plant border in front of the Schutterstoren in Amsterdam was planted in mid April this year. See exactly how a professional garden designer sets out a planting scheme – step by …

Winter in Amsterdam is wet and warm. Bulbs are rising out of the ground and many grasses that should have turned to straw are still green. Clearly there is nothing to do in the garden …

I am enjoying the new border in front of my home. It has yet to get really cold in Amsterdam this winter, but now the plants are dormant. I am drawn to the repeating patterns …