Plants

Grow edibles and ornamentals successfully—here’s how.

Always Make Room for Orchids!

platanthera-cillaris-yellow-fringed-orchid

Yellow fringed orchid is a perfect fit for gardens that are never dry. Also known as orange plume, this plant adapts best to wetlands, moist meadows and wooded areas. Reaching a mature height of 40 inches, yellow fringed orchid produces …

We Love Viola ‘Sunny Jim’

Viola Sunny Jim  (4)

Chances are you have been driving by the nurseries to see if the first flowers have arrived. There is no surer sign that spring is at our doorstep than the arrival of violas. We love PlantHaven’s new offering, ‘Sunny Jim’. …

Edible Spotlight: Edible Art

broccoli

  This broccoli is so attractive it was given the name ‘Artwork’. New to the home gardener, ‘Artwork’ is a long-yielding variety that offers side shoots that continue to emerge long after the first crown has been harvested. More than …

We Love Persian Spires Upright Ironwood

Persian Spires

We love how this upright beauty, Persian Spires, offers gorgeous color to the garden through the seasons. This easy-to-grow ornamental is related to witch hazel. Not only is the foliage stunning, but when the tree matures, its exfoliating bark adds …

Flavor Before Flowers

Burpee Basil Persian

Persian basil is winning well-deserved praise. This basil is easy to grow and it has a great shape, large leaves and a wonderful taste. The flowers, which are also attractive, emerge later, saving time on pinching back the plant. The …