Plant Profiles

Three Kinds of Redtwig Dogwoods

At least three dogwood species are often called redtwig dogwood, and there are many cultivars within those species, some more desirable than others. All three species are grown primarily for their colorful stems, though some also have variegated foliage. Their …

The Echinacea Factor

Unless you pulled a mini Rip Van Winkle over the last four years, you’ve watched a revolution take place in the genus Echinacea. We now enjoy orange and peach petals, sweet fragrance and more. From where did these extreme echinaceas come? Here’s a brief history.