Virtues: Heliotrope, or cherry pie plant, has very fragrant summer flowers and clean, textural green foliage. Heliotrope is a fine annual plant for butterfly gardens, window boxes, pots, the fragrant garden and more.
Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?
Question: What can you tell me about growing a cutting garden?
We love pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) for its bright flowers, tolerance of cool temperatures and ease of care. Read Article
What are some shade annuals? Read Article
I have a cutting garden that I use to make summer bouquets for my house and for friends. Sometimes it seems like they could use some filler—like the baby’s breath the florist uses. Can I grow baby’s breath?
Tips for planting a garden around a mailbox. Read Article
We love ‘Sky Blue Martien’ viola (Viola cornuta ‘Endurio Sky Blue Martien’) for its beautiful pale purple-blue flowers and the way it stands up to winter. Read Article
Can you give me some advice on growing basil? Read Article
What is a forb? Read Article
In this video, Tricia from Peaceful Valley introduces the benefits of growing a winter cover crop and how to get it started.