Perennial of the Year 2015 – Geranium¬†xcantabrigiense¬†‘Biokovo’

   Every year the Perennial Plant Association names a Perennial of the Year, and for 2015 that choice is ‘Biokovo’ Cranesbill (Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’) Cranesbills are amongst my favorite perennials for the garden. Their profuse blooms and excellent mounding habit make them a sure win in the garden! I’ve been known to sneak Cranesbills into my garden […]

Blooming in my Garden – Bugbane

There are a few late flowering perennials I love to add to my gardens, afterall it is nice to have that last nurse of color before winter comes. One of my favorite perennials for not only its late blooms but also it’s wonderful fragrance is Bugbane. A great perennial for a shady or woodland-type setting, […]

Highlights from my Visit to Canada Blooms

For me, spring arrives when Canada Blooms¬†comes to town. If you’ve never been to Canada Blooms, it is a garden show for the senses! From the smells of the fresh soils, mulches and of course the flowers to the sounds of everyone talking of the upcoming garden projects and talking plants in every corner to […]

Plant Pick – Black Eyed Susan Vine

Over the last few summers I’ve come to love Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata). This easy to grow annual vine has wonderful tubular blooms in shades of orange and yellow that persist on the plant throughout the summer and into the fall. The “brown eye” or center of the bloom gives the flowers a very […]

Plant Pick – Northern Sea Oats

I have a number of favorite ornamental grasses, afterall ornamental grasses offer so much interest in the garden. They provide privacy, wonderful sound and amazing winter interest. One of my favorite ornamental grasses, especially at this time of year, is Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium). Native to the southeast US and Northern Mexico however grows […]

Plant Pick – Dwarf Burning Bush

One of the most striking plants this time of the year has to be Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus “Compactus”). Green nearly 90% of the time it is out in leaf, the other 10% or so of the time it is true to its name and a wonderful “burning” red color. A native to Japan, […]