Plants

Grow edibles and ornamentals successfully—here’s how.

A Rekindled Garden

Cool-season gardening—I must confess I can’t take credit for discovering the phenomenon. Come to find out, our grandmothers gardened that way, and old gardening books recommended the practice. It just seems to have fallen out of gardening fashion.  I stumbled …

We Love ‘Tiki Torch’ Elephant Ears

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Caladiums have been a long-time favorite of gardeners. Over the years, an increasing variety of color combinations and patterns have kept this plant well rooted in garden design. Experienced gardeners know the design benefits of foliage plants. We love ‘Tiki …

We Love ‘Kudos Gold’ Hyssop

Agastache 'Kudos Gold' Large

After the long winter of cold and ice, we will be ready to enjoy plants like Agastache ‘Kudos Gold’. We love that it blooms from early spring until autumn and that it is tidy, compact and mildew-resistant. This new member …

False Christmas Cactus Care 101

Christmas Cactus Horticulture

False Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a popular houseplant, especially one to gift to a friend or family member this time of the year. I have three, and although I’m a self-described bad houseplant keeper, they are thriving despite, or perhaps …

We Love Thomas A Becket Roses

'Thomas à Becket'

We love the new Thomas A Becket rose from David Austin Roses. Unlike many of Austin’s other roses, this rose has a more natural shrub habit similar to a species rose. Its blooms are more on the casual side, large …

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

The royal bloodline of this Pennisetum family has done it again—‘First Knight’ napier grass has the boldest, darkest, richest black-purple foliage color to date and it’s ruling the gardens in style. We love how the foliage of ‘First Knight’ stands …

How to Grow Rosemary Indoors

Grow Rosemary Indoors

The easiest way to grow rosemary indoors is to grow the plant in containers. If your rosemary is in containers, start acclimating the plant to the diminished light it will receive when brought indoors. Rosemary requires full sun and even …

We Love Wercklea Ferox

Wercklea ferox

A shrub in the hibiscus family, this tropical wonder from Costa Rica has gorgeous leaves that reach up to 2 feet across and deep red veins and spines that accentuate the architectural quality of the shrub. As if the gorgeous …

Keeping Houseplants Happy and Healthy

Caring for house plants

As the days get colder and shorter many of us turn our gardening attention indoors. Whether you are bringing in tender plants that cannot withstand the winter months outside or simply adding to your permanent indoor plant collection, we have …

We Love ‘Dolce Vita’ Honeysuckle

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Don’t panic when you hear the word “honeysuckle,” because we are not talking about the wildly invasive shrub. We are talking about the mouth-watering, easy-to-grow haskap berry. The new variety ‘Dolce Vita’ is not too particular about soil and it …