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.
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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.
We love Blue Storm lily-of-the-nile (Agapanthus Blue Storm) for its violet-blue flowers, long bloom time, adaptability and compact size.
I’m looking for a true orange rose. I have tried about seven different varieties and found only ‘Gingersnap’ to be a true orange.
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.
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 …
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).
We love ‘De La Mina’ verbena (Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’) for its mounding habit, long bloom time and drought tolerance.
‘Radio’ is a gorgeous heirloom pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) that’s easy to grow and very eye-catching.
We asked leading landscape designers for one of their favorite plants to work with. Here’s what Susan Morrison, a landscape designer and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area, had to say: