Horticulture Magazine Articles

Book Review: Hellstrip Gardening

Hellstrip Gardening

Hellstrip Gardening¬† Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb by Evelyn Hadden 296 pages Timber Press, 2014 List price:¬† $24.95, softcover It’s a virtual no-man’s land and everyone’s, all at the same time and no one really knows …

Culver’s Root Provides Tall Flowers Through Summer

culvers root veronicastrum virginicum

Virtues: We love culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum) for its tall spikes of white or purple flowers that begin in early or midsummer and can continue until autumn. Veronicastrum is a USA-native perennial good at attracting butterflies and bees.

Coneflowers You Can Count On

purple coneflower

Echinacea coneflowers continue to command popularity, with fanciful new varieties appearing every year. One complaint, though, is that they don’t always seem to do well in subsequent seasons.