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
Virtues: We love Fritillaria imperialis for its striking, eccentric flowers that bloom in spring atop tall, sturdy stems in beautiful hues of oranges, yellows or reds. The large, unique, bell-shaped blooms dangle from a pineapple-like tuft of bright green leaf-like … Read Article
Once the warm summer nights begin to turn a little chilly in the fall, it is time to move houseplants indoors to keep them from dying during winter’s harsh weather.
Every garden should have something fun and positive associated with it, beyond the obvious enjoyment of growing food.
Virtues: We love Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ for its golden foliage that bursts with vibrant color that is brightest during the warm days of summer, fading into a charming yellow-green in fall. Small, fragrant, cream-colored flowers bloom in late spring … Read Article
Most winter squash have a vining growth habit, and can take up a lot of space. That’s great if you have the room, but we all don’t.
Content provided by Sally Ferguson. Image of Your Imminence Tulip Mix by Colorblends. Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
Virtues: We love Iris reticulata for its striking, fragrant flowers that bloom in early spring on top of upright, sturdy silvery-green stems. These flowers burst with radiant blues, lavenders, maroons, deep purples and occasionally eye-catching yellows. They are splashed with … Read Article
I spotted some “dwarf rhododendrons” at my favorite nursery. Would I be able to grow these rhododendrons in a pot, and would they need any special care?
“The heat from some hot peppers will hit you right away” my husband explained, “while others hold back a bit. And there are a few that will take their time … then slap you upside the head when you aren’t … Read Article
Virtues: We love Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’ for its lustrous deep green foliage that becomes darker with age, keeping gardens in green color all year. Small white flowers bloom in early spring followed by tiny, dark purplish-blue berries in late summer … Read Article