Virtues: We love Lonicera sempervirens for its twining vines that bloom throughout spring into fall with whorled clusters of fiery reddish-orange trumpet-shaped honeysuckle flowers with golden centers. These give way to bright red berries. Lush bluish-green foliage creates a stunning … Read Article
What are some “cool-season annuals” I can grow in my windowboxes as we head into the fall season?
Virtues: We love German garlic for its spiraling bluish-green foliage that creates the perfect backdrop for the charming, fragrant, rounded lilac-colored flowers that bloom on top of tall stems throughout late summer and early fall.
I had iris and daylilies growing in one border, but this year the daylilies are not blooming. Why?
Virtues: We love Helenium ‘Short n Sassy’ for its fiery orange and gold blooms with protruding chocolate brown centers speckled with yellow pollen that flower beautifully throughout summer and fall. This variety is much smaller than others.
Virtues: We love Agapanthus ‘Summer Skies’ for the striking clusters of striped blue flowers and its ability to withstand winter as far north as USDA Zone 6.
Something seems to be eating my coneflower petals. Any idea what it could be?
Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 … Read Article
Virtues: We love Hemerocallis ‘Going Bananas’ for the slightly fragrant, large lemon-colored blooms that top its tall scapes with intriguing beauty from early summer into fall.
What is a “water sprout” on a rose?
Do you want great tips on how to grow, harvest and store edible flowers? Check out this video by Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden. In this short, 3-minute clip you will discover 10 essential guidelines when … Read Article