Virtues: Whether you love okra or loathe it, you’ll want to grow ‘Candle Fire’ in your garden. This variety boasts tasty, textural pods for all your okra dishes, but it’s also a beautiful, colorful plant that holds its own as … Read Article
Roses in the vase are lovely, but roses in the garden are better still. To choose which variety to plant in your garden this spring, look to these award-winning roses.
Virtues: The compact ‘Patio Pride’ pea allows gardeners to easily grow peas in containers or a tiny patch of ground. These pretty plants offer a quick harvest (just 40 days from sowing). ‘Patio Pride’ won the All-America Selections Southeast Regional … Read Article
Virtues: ‘Mini Love’ is a mini watermelon in all aspects: Its vining growth reaches just 3 to 4 feet, a fraction of traditional watermelon varieties. Its fruits stay small, too, making them the perfect match for small households. ‘Mini Love’ … Read Article
Virtues: Burro’s tail sedum is an easy-care houseplant with a trailing habit that makes it a good plant for a hanging basket or elevated pot.
Virtues: Since 1996, the American Hosta Growers Association has singled out one superb variety each year to help nursery owners and gardeners alike choose among the hundreds on the market. Winning hostas are good growers in all regions, widely available … Read Article
Virtues: The ZZ plant makes a bold statement in any room with its upright stems lined with stiff, dark green leaves. It thrives on benign neglect, putting up with uneven watering, cool temperatures, dry air and low light. The ZZ … Read Article
Virtues: Asclepius tuberosa has been named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2017. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It has long-lasting orange flowers that appear in summer. Its flowers feed adult butterflies, and its stems and leaves serve … Read Article
Virtues: Peperomia caperata is a leafy houseplant with textural leaves. It is easy to grow and it can take lower light and imperfect watering.
You may have seen a houseplant that looks a lot like a peace lily only with pink or red flowers instead of white. Here are the facts behind this sort-of look-alike, which is also called flamingo flower.
Virtues: Frosty fern is easy to grow indoors with a few accommodations for its specific needs. It makes a festive foliage accent among holiday decorations, centerpieces or alongside flowering holiday plants like poinsettia and Christmas cactus. After the holidays frosty … Read Article