Plant Profiles

2011 New Plants from Blooms

Blooms of Bressingham is dedicated to carrying on the 90-year Bloom family tradition of perennial excellence, offering plants with optimum garden performance and long-lasting value. It is home to some of the finest herbaceous perennial plants from originators in North …

2011 Intros from Ball Horticultural

Focused exclusively on the ornamental business that first made its reputation, Ball Horticultural’s global family of breeders, seed and vegetative producers, distribution companies, and research and development teams has a strong presence in over 20 countries on 6 continents. In …

2011 Intros from Bailey Nurseries

Bailey Nurseries, founded in 1905, has earned the reputation as a leader in the nursery industry with inventive techniques, high-quality plants and active involvement in industry organizations. It is one of the United States’ largest wholesale nurseries. Today, new plants …

Harry Potter’s Walking Stick

Question: I was at a gardening lecture and the speaker mentioned “using Harry Potter’s walking stick” in one of her garden designs. Do you have any idea what she could have meant?

Common Poisonous Plants

Plants are responsible for only a small proportion of accidents around the home, and these are rarely serious. However, it is prudent to be aware of commonly grown poisonous garden plants. Here is a list.