Virtues: We love Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ for its striking, lush, silverish blue needle-like foliage and wide, mounded form. These dwarf shrubs are perfect for the front of the border, rock gardens or showcased as a focal point plant to … Read Article
Virtues: We love tropical hibiscus for its large, enticingly vibrant flowers that bloom in a variety of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. Glossy, rich green foliage offers a spectacular backdrop to the exotic blooms.
There is something to be said about choosing to purchase a seed collection—that is, multiple varieties of the same veggie in one seed packet:
Virtues: We love Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’ for its lush, rich green foliage with a dense, rounded form and an eye-catching, flattened top. When mature, this dwarf spruce develops a depression, or “nest”, in the center—giving rise to its common name, … Read Article
Cooking with fresh herbs and flavors from your own garden is wonderful, and for many people herbs are the first step into the world of growing edibles. Having them available in the cold months is the next best thing.
Whether your garden is large or small, getting the most from it makes the time you spend all the more rewarding. There are a number of techniques you can use to increase your harvest, but you can also do this … Read Article
Virtues: We love Gold Collection Hellebores for their beautiful outward-facing, long-lasting blooms that fill homes and gardens with an abundance of elegant color in the long, cold months of winter and early spring.
Amaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.
Virtues: We love Tillandsia plants for their enormous variety of over 600 exotic, eye-catching species in an array of spectacular colors, sizes, textures and shapes. With peculiar forms and radiant, often fluctuating colors, these eccentric plants create an alluring display … Read Article
Seasoned gardeners often use terms such as companion planting and intercropping, vertical and container gardening, intensive and succession planting. With just a few seeds, a container and a trellis, you can easily do all of these in your own garden.
Read all about the new and best plants for gardening in 2014 in Plants We Love 2014, a free gardening magazine you can read online right now.