Montauk daisy blooms in summer and autumn, with clean white flowers that last well when cut. Read Article
Question: I planted Baptisia australis last spring (2010) because I saw it recommended everywhere as the “Plant of the Year.” It never bloomed last spring or this past spring though one down the block has already bloomed and gone over. … Read Article
Question: What can you tell me about “scented” geraniums? Do they have a particular scent? I find all geraniums smelly so please explain how these are special.
Question: Can I plant annuals on top of tulips? When their foliage dies I have a big gap in my garden.
We love sea thrift (Armeria maritima), a compact, grassy-looking perennial that’s great as edging, in the rock garden or for wall pockets. Read Article
We love Blue Storm lily-of-the-nile (Agapanthus Blue Storm) for its violet-blue flowers, long bloom time, adaptability and compact size. Read Article
I’m looking for a true orange rose. I have tried about seven different varieties and found only ‘Gingersnap’ to be a true orange. Read Article
We love ‘Presto’ tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Presto’) because it offers the cheerful all-summer flowers of tickseed on a plant that’s half the typical size. Great perennial for the front of the border. Read Article
Virtues: Its long, narrow leaves, held in a thick clump, serve as a fine-textured element in the landscape. Though it has a spiky look, its leaves are flexible and arching, not rigid, so they move in the breeze. They also … Read Article
We love chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), a medium-size deciduous shrub, for its delicate spring bloom, long-lasting red berries and bright fall foliage, which makes it a good substitute for invasive burning bush (Euonymus alatus). Read Article
We love ‘De La Mina’ verbena (Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’) for its mounding habit, long bloom time and drought tolerance. Read Article