We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time. Read Article
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