The rose curculio beetle is a weevil that loves to munch roses, particularly yellow and white varieties. They’re reddish-black, ¼” long and they feed at night. The rose weevil dives into the flowers with its snout. If the plant isn’t … Read Article
Virtues: Summer Wave Large Blue torenia is a low-maintenance flowering annual plant that thrives and blooms in the shade and tolerates the heat and humidity of summer. It does not need deadheading, it puts up with drought and it will … Read Article
Dahlia tubers can be planted directly into the garden when the danger of frost has passed. Dahlia tubers consist of a stumpy stem or stems with several swollen parts attached to them. Where all of this meets is called the … Read Article
Virtues: Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) is loved for its textural, variegated leaves that can add color and interest to shade gardens. These two new cultivars, ‘Sea Heart’ (bottom image) and ‘Silver Heart’ (top image) offer improved heat and humidity tolerance. … Read Article
Virtues: We love Iris hookeri for its purplish-blue flowers that bloom atop of upright, slim stems in late spring or early summer. Long, narrow, gray-green blades of foliage create a nice backdrop for blooms.
I want to make a tipi in my yard for my kids to use as a kind of fort. What are some plants that will quickly cover the teepee framework I’ve made out of long poles?
Virtues: We love Gaura lindheimeri ‘Sparkle White’ for its stunning, star-shaped, long-lived flowers tinged elegantly in blush pink. These drought-tolerant perennials bloom from late spring into fall. The tall, well-branched, slender flower stems add movement to the garden when they … Read Article
Virtues: We love Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ for its brightly variegated heart-shaped foliage, splashed in pink, white and green. In early summer, tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers bloom, potentially followed by grape-size fruits that resemble a miniature kiwi and taste just … Read Article
Virtues: We love Asarum canadense for its velvety, heart-shaped rich green foliage that grows pleasantly low to the ground in shady locations—making the perfect groundcover for shade gardens under trees. In spring, a solitary dark, reddish-brown flower blooms close to … Read Article
Clematis is a vivacious, twining vine that blooms in a profusion of striking flowers painted stunningly in an array of alluring shades of purple, pink, red, blue and/or white. These spectacular flowering vines can add eye-catching color and interest to … Read Article
Virtues: We love Liriodendron tulipifera for its towering form filled with large, bright green foliage that turns a dazzling golden yellow in fall. In spring, high above the ground, showy cup-shaped greenish-yellow flowers bloom, resembling delicate tulip flowers.