Virtues: Vriesea ‘Red Chestnut’ is a favorite bromeliad for its ease-of-care, tolerance of low light levels and beautiful, striped leaves that take on a red cast as they mature.
Perennials can be great subjects for garden containers that at one time were reserved for annual plants only. Perennials bring a new note to pots, expanding our options and contributing different types of interest from spring to fall, through foliage, … Read Article
Virtues: Sutherland begonia brings warm color to the shade garden with its red-edged, red-veined foliage, red flower stems and constant orange flowers. Its short, wide habit makes it a good plant for a hanging basket, window box, other container or … Read Article
Virtues: Tall border phlox bring cheerful color to the garden in late summer, but their foliage can become marred with powdery mildew. Happily, there are mildew-resistant phlox with leaves that stay clean and green, setting off their bright blossoms. Phlox … Read Article
Fall is prime time for planting spring-blooming bulbs and, of course, cool-season annuals for late color. It’s well known that fall is also the ideal planting time for most trees and shrubs. Not so common knowledge: fall is a great … Read Article
Virtues: False sunflowers (Heliopsis helianthoides) are great perennials for adding bulk to the border, providing long-lasting color and drawing bees and butterflies. We love the selection Summer Sun for its height, strong stems and its ruffly golden flowers that can … Read Article
The end of the summer doesn’t mean that cold-winter gardeners have to say goodbye to tropical plants and tender perennials. Even better, with this trick you won’t need to rearrange your whole house to accommodate large tropicals for the winter.
Virtues: If you’re looking for a coneflower that’s exciting yet still maintains some of the simple grace of the species, check out Sombrero Baja Burgundy coneflower. This selection has the flower structure of the species: a central cone surrounded by … Read Article
Fanfare blanket flower is not for the subdued garden. This is a powerhouse of color and drama. It’s perfect for the garden that contains every color or for a monochromatic palette that calls for a punch of color here and … Read Article
We must have this new lobelia in our gardens! ‘Starship Deep Rose’ blooms earlier than other varieties of cardinal flowers. It has better branches that are upright and firm, and the plant will bloom its first year—a definite plus … Read Article
Dwarf Solomon’s seal is making its second appearance in the Landless Gardener’s new shade garden. As with all smaller plants, special care should be taken to plant it where it can be easily seen while walking along the garden … Read Article