Virtues: We love Forsythia ‘Arnold Dwarf’ for the stunning, vivid yellow tubular flowers that bloom in early spring and for its naturally compact size, which makes it a good groundcover shrub.
Amaryllis flowers (Hippeastrum) are gorgeous, exotic plants that burst with luminous color. With their spectacular intrigue, why not showcase their splendor by displaying them in your favorite vase?
Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season.
Virtues: We love chenille plants for their fluffy, vibrant red, tassel-like flowers that bloom vivaciously throughout the year. They make a great houseplant.
Virtues: We love easy-to-maintain houseplant cape primrose for their clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in stunning purples, pinks, lavenders, whites and blues, frequently with veins in contrasting colors.
Virtues: We love redvein enkainthus for their clusters of bell-shaped creamy, white flowers marked with radiant red veins that bloom in spring through early summer. Their deep green leaves transform into striking shades of yellow, orange and red in fall.
I have a “Christmas cactus” that always blooms at Thanksgiving. Is there a way to make it bloom a few weeks later?
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.
Virtues: A truly hardy, perennial mum, ‘Clara Curtis’ will return year after year to bloom with soft pink daisy flowers in the fall.
Virtues: This late-blooming allium, or ornamental onion, has round purple flowers that appear in early to midsummer, later than most other alliums.
Division is one of the easiest ways to propagate perennials. It’s also a life-saving measure for some plants that need to be divided periodically for the health of the plant. (Irises, coreopses and Shasta daisies will eventually die if they’re … Read Article