Virtues: We love Ilex glabra ‘Densa’ for its lustrous, dark green foliage that creates a dense display all year round. White flowers bloom from early spring into summer followed by tiny, rounded jet-black fruits in fall through spring, often enjoyed … Read Article
Microgreens are the tiny, young seedlings of some of our favorite edible plants such as kale, chard, beets, cabbage, mustard, radish, arugula and more. They are very easy to grow from seed and are rumored to be jam-packed with even … Read Article
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.
Virtues: We love Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’ for its eye-catching blue-green foliage that becomes tinged with a striking wine-red hue in early summer. As the summer progresses, this exquisite plant is overtaken with color, topped with matching burgundy-red flower panicles … Read Article
The tantalizing taste of a dish seasoned delectably with fresh herbs is sure to keep our taste buds happy. However, why not take the seasoning of our recipes up a notch when cooking dishes that require using skewers?
Sometimes I read that heuchera needs part shade to shade, and sometimes I read it needs full to part sun. Same with brunnera. Which is correct?
Virtues: We love golden hop vine for its spectacular golden-yellow maple-like leaves that often transform in color later in the season into a vivid lime green. These intriguing plants energetically climb walls, fences and trellises, creating breathtaking displays of vibrant … Read Article
Virtues: We love jack-in-the-pulpit for its striking and bizarre flower structure, which gives rise to its common name. This perennial also offers visual interest after its spring flowers fade.
Virtues: We love creeping mazus for its stunning mat-like foliage that creeps over the ground in a carpet of deep green. In spring through summer, the groundcover is speckled with tiny clusters of bluish-purple, tubular flowers with white centers spotted … Read Article
Heucheras, commonly referred to as coral bells, are stunning, shade-loving foliage plants with an abundance of different varieties in varying vibrant colors. Although beautiful, these charming evergreen perennials often can become ratty after a harsh winter. However there is a … Read Article
Fine Foliage Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container by Karen Chapman & Christina Salwitz 140 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $16.95 Besides being a neat little package of horticultural eye candy that could stand on this merit … Read Article