Author Archives: Emily Dydo

Perfect Plants for Your Pool Landscape

Landscaped under-ground pool

This post is excerpted from the June/July 2006 issue of Horticulture. Question: I want to put plants around my swimming pool, but I am worried about the chlorine and bees that the plants might attract. Can you recommend some plants …

Help Summer Gardens to Help Themselves

Easy-Summer-Gardening-Chores

Simplify your summer gardening tasks with these garden chores from Preen. As temperatures rise and the beach beckons, even the most dedicated gardeners feel like slacking off on weekly yard and garden chores. And why not? By late summer, isn’t …

‘Arizona Apricot’ blanketflower

A unique blend of orange and yellow petals with a daisy-like center.

PLANTS WE LOVE Virtues: We love ‘Arizona Apricot’ for its unique apricot color, a blend of soft yellow and orange petals.  An All-America Selections winner for 2012, it boasts continuous blooms, hardiness and a high heat tolerance. Apricot’ is an …