If you plant them, they will come—the hummingbirds that is. One of the most frequently asked garden question is: How do I attract more hummingbirds to my garden? You may be surprised to learn that many plants with which you are … Read Article
The same golden rule for selecting garden plants, trees and shrubs also holds true for vining plants: Choose the best plant for the space. Vining plants can be diminutive and comfortably grow in a large patio container, or they … Read Article
We all have our go-to plants—those plants we always include in a new garden. Once our standard plants are tucked into the new garden, the foundation is in place and we are free to linger a bit longer at … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
There is much to love about ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis. It is a compact vine ideally suited for container gardening and smaller garden spaces. The double-petaled white blooms have a tinge of blue or lavender that lends a hint of delicate … Read Article
This landless gardener is still setting her trowel in the soil and installing plants in gardens all about town. For two summers I was a seasonal gardener for the city. It was amazing! The second summer I spent many of … Read Article
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 … Read Article
Virtues: We love Engelmann’s daisy (Engelmannia peristenia) for its yellow flowers and gray foliage. This yellow summer bloomer is a roadside wildflower native to the southern Great Plains. Its seeds feed wild birds. Engelmann’s daisy is being honored as a … Read Article
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.
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.