Ephemeral plants are those with a short growing cycle; they produce leaves, stems, flowers and fruits in a brief window when the weather is just right. As perennials, they then sit dormant until their next growing period, the following spring. … Read Article
In many areas, mums are the go-to for fall color in the garden and containers. For something a little less expected, try these annuals that stand up to cool temperatures and come in colors suited for autumn.
Before you plant your spring-blooming bulbs this fall, make a simple flower bulb design plan that will guard against disappointment, blank spaces and awkward phases come spring. Follow these easy design tips.
Virtues: ‘Filip’s Magic Moment’ is a small arborvitae that provides exciting and dependable foliage color all year-round. It can be grown in large containers or in the ground. Topping out at 6 to 8 feet tall, this small arborvitae makes … Read Article
Bronze may signal third place at the Olympics, but it’s a top-rate performer in the garden. Bronze-colored plants set a garden apart, and they’re easy to use because of their neutral color.
Olympic athletes may be disappointed to settle for silver, but it’s a most desirable color in the garden. Silver-leaved plants are a sophisticated design choice, and, even better, they tend to be drought tolerant.
The Summer Olympics open this Friday. While the world’s top athletes covet the gold medal, think about adding golden plants to your garden!
Once I started working my way into the more naturalized area of the large sun garden, I noticed a great selection of wonderfully tall plants. Some are stunners and some seem to verge on being a bit thuggish. If … Read Article
When I am in the garden I feel delighted with the progress I’ve made, and the space feels warm, inviting and lush. But once I post a picture online of that same space, all I see are blank spaces … Read Article
I used to shy away from gold-foliage plants because I felt that they looked anemic. But, once I added an Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ to the new Secret Garden, I was hooked. The plant is vigorous and the gold leaves … Read Article
The latest issue of Horticulture is in stores, now! Inside the July-August issue you will find our ever popular columns: Insect ID by Bil Johnson Edibles Year-Round by Niki Jabbour Harmony in the Garden by Rebecca Swett .. and more! Plus features … Read Article