Tag Archives: perennials

Plants We Love- ‘Dazzling Magic’

Dazzling Magic Plants We Love Horticulture

We added ‘Dazzling Magic’ to our Plants We Love list for its soft red petals that are accentuated with strokes of mellow orange. Each petal, and therefore every flower of ‘Dazzling Magic’, is unique. Fair warning—it is easy to become …

A Garden is Reborn

newgarden

Last summer, when I was weeding and edging the focal bed at the adopt-a-plots in Ault Park, I stood back and took a good, hard look at the garden. Its time had come and gone—the garden was ready for a …

Keep Your Baptisia Standing Tall

Baptisia blue false indigo

Baptisia australis, common name blue false indigo, is prized for its gorgeous blue flowers as well as its attractive seedpods that turn into tiny musical instruments as they cure. Unfortunately, this unique feature is often missed because the weight of …

When To Move Tender Plants Back Outside

If you store any potted perennials or shrubs that aren’t hardy in your region in a cold but sheltered place for the winter, you may wonder when exactly it is safe to move them back outdoors in spring.

Victory Hosta Wins Hosta of the Year

victory hosta

Virtues: Staying true to its name, ‘Victory’ hosta has been named Hosta of the Year for 2015 by the Hosta Growers Association. We love ‘Victory’ hosta for its large size, tall flowering stalks and variegated leaves.

Biokovo Cranesbill is Top Perennial in 2015

biokovo cranesbill

Virtues: Each year the Perennial Plant Association names just one garden perennial as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Past winners include superstars like ‘David’ phlox, ‘Becky Shasta daisy, ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis, ‘Rozanne’ geranium and ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian bugloss. 2015’s honoree, …