Plant Profiles

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 …

Plants We Love: Ponderosa Pine

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Pinus ponderosa is one of the most common native pines in North America. This stunning evergreen is greatly appreciated in the landscape, especially when winter settles in. Green needles add much needed color in the landscape and the dense canopy …

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 …

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 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 ‘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 …

We Love ‘Enchanted Eve’ Tickseed

Horticulture Plants We Love tickseed

The vibrant red, orange and yellow of ‘Enchanted Eve’ tickseed livens up the garden from summer through fall. This is the latest introduction by master hybridizer, Darrell Probst. After 10 years of intense breeding and research, gardeners are treated to …

We Love ‘Tiny Tortuga’ Turtlehead

Turtle Head Horticulture

Damp spots in the garden, perhaps by a stream or pond or in a well-watered container, are the perfect places to include the resilient perennial ‘Tiny Tortuga’. This dwarf turtlehead is an offspring of the more widely known variety ‘Hot …