Virtues: Summer Wave Large Blue torenia is a low-maintenance flowering annual plant that thrives and blooms in the shade and tolerates the heat and humidity of summer. It does not need deadheading, it puts up with drought and it will … Read Article
Dahlia tubers can be planted directly into the garden when the danger of frost has passed. Dahlia tubers consist of a stumpy stem or stems with several swollen parts attached to them. Where all of this meets is called the … Read Article
Virtues: Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) is loved for its textural, variegated leaves that can add color and interest to shade gardens. These two new cultivars, ‘Sea Heart’ (bottom image) and ‘Silver Heart’ (top image) offer improved heat and humidity tolerance. … Read Article
Winter did a number on my rhododendrons, which I did not wrap. There are brown, curled leaves and some stem ends appear dead. Should I cut these all off, or what else can I do to improve the shrubs’ look?
My wild blue indigo has many seed pods. Can I harvest these and grow new plants from the seed? Are there special tricks to germinating baptisia?
Virtues: Rhapsody Blue is a hydrangea in the Let’s Dance hydrangea series from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Like other hydrangeas in this series, Rhapsody Blue has a compact habit and it sets flower buds on both “old” and “new” wood, … Read Article
According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, pumpkin seeds can be a nutritious treat for wild birds.
Do you want great tips on how to grow, harvest and store edible flowers? Check out this video by Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden. In this short, 3-minute clip you will discover 10 essential guidelines when … Read Article
Virtues: We love pagoda dogwood for its elegant form and small size, which makes it a great specimen tree for a small garden space. This ornamental spring-flowering tree attracts birds with its late-summer fruit and it can host the larvae … Read Article
I live in New England, where the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” Indeed, the weather can be drastically different from day to day here, especially at the change of a season.
Watch this video to learn the basics of gardening in raised beds.