Tag Archives: drought-tolerant plants

Baptisia Not Blooming

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. …

Scented Geraniums

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.

Sea Thrift

We love sea thrift (Armeria maritima), a compact, grassy-looking perennial that’s great as edging, in the rock garden or for wall pockets.

Presto Tickseed

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.

Red Yucca

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 …