Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for All Climates by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden 248 pages Timber Press, 2011 List price: $24.95 The Ogdens could not have known that the US would suffer one of the … Read Article
Question: What can you tell me about the new Calliope and Caliente geraniums? The Calliope and Caliente series of hybrid geraniums are a result of over 10 years of refining ivy-zonal crosses to harvest the best features of each type … Read Article
Virtues: We love Swan River daisy for its abundance of vibrant flowers and drought tolerance.This care-free, fast-growing annual blooms during the summer months and works well as a border or filler for flowerbeds, hanging baskets and window boxes.The mildly-fragrant blooms also … Read Article
Virtues: Barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) is a perennial flowering groundcover. It is an easy-to-grow plant with nice foliage and yellow flowers that appear in spring. As the common name barren strawberry suggests, the plant looks like a strawberry plant, but … 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?
How do I grow lavender? Read Article
Foxtail lilies, or desert candles (Eremurus spp.), are tall perennials with big bright flowers and supreme drought tolerance. Read Article
In gardens with restricted space or where conditions are especially difficult for agaves, try growing them in containers. Read Article
We love Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum) for its lovely white spring flowers, reddish fall foliage and lovely branch structure. A beautiful viburnum that stands out among shrubs. Read Article
Watch a video about growing succulents as houseplants or outdoors. Read Article
Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. She has grown and developed so much. I cannot say the same for my four-year-old living stones (Lithops spp.), which I started from seed!