My forsythia seems to be blooming now, in the fall. How is that possible, since this is a spring-blooming shrub?
My flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) seems to have set and ripened fruit. Are these edible? What can I do with them?
Virtues: We love Sedum ‘Matrona’ for its stunning, blush colored flower heads that bloom atop of stout, radiant red stems in late summer lasting into fall. Beneath the large flower heads you will find a spectacular display of lush, silverish-green … Read Article
Virtues: We love Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ for its clusters of stunning rosy-pink flowers that bloom profusely atop of thin, bare branches in late winter through early spring, just before the foliage emerges. In late-spring, brilliant scarlet-purple leaves cover the … Read Article
My wild blue indigo has many seed pods. Can I harvest these and grow new plants from the seed? Are there special tricks to germinating baptisia?
Virtues: Rhapsody Blue is a hydrangea in the Let’s Dance hydrangea series from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Like other hydrangeas in this series, Rhapsody Blue has a compact habit and it sets flower buds on both “old” and “new” wood, … Read Article
Virtues: We love Fritillaria imperialis for its striking, eccentric flowers that bloom in spring atop tall, sturdy stems in beautiful hues of oranges, yellows or reds. The large, unique, bell-shaped blooms dangle from a pineapple-like tuft of bright green leaf-like … Read Article
Virtues: We love Iris reticulata for its striking, fragrant flowers that bloom in early spring on top of upright, sturdy silvery-green stems. These flowers burst with radiant blues, lavenders, maroons, deep purples and occasionally eye-catching yellows. They are splashed with … Read Article
I spotted some “dwarf rhododendrons” at my favorite nursery. Would I be able to grow these rhododendrons in a pot, and would they need any special care?
Virtues: We love Aster ‘October Skies’ for its bundles of lavender blue flowers with golden centers that bloom during late summer into fall. Aromatic, bushy rich blue-green foliage creates the perfect backdrop to the charming flowers.
Virtues: We love Liatris spicata for its wand-like spikes that bloom with clusters of radiant, feathery purple flower heads throughout late summer and early fall, atop rigid, upright stems over clumps of grass-like foliage.