These crotons provide a blast of color, indoors or out.
Outdoors, Cissus discolor grows best in shade or part shade.
Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of ou [...]
These hosta shoots have been blanched, then tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. They’re ready for roasting!
These hostas are at the perfect stage for harvesting; each shoot is still tightly wrapped and at its tender best. Be sure to harvest before they unfurl.
When you think about hostas (and daylilies and roses and dahlias), you [...]
Blushing Bride is a bigleaf hydrangea, so it should be pruned in summer, after it blooms. In less acidic soils, it blooms pink. To enhance the pink color, use horticultural lime.
The Limelight hydrangea blooms on new growth, so it should be pruned in late winter, before new growth begins. Although the florets look similar to those of bigleaf [...]
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on butterfly milkweed plants. The eggs hatch about four days after they are laid, and the tiny caterpillars, with their dramatic stripes, take about two weeks to grow to their greatest size — during which time they eat butterfly milkweed plants exclusively. Here, a monarch caterpillar is just beginning its m [...]
An innovative customer has used Super Hoops to create a protected area for her bromeliads, which are growing in large pots.
We like it when customers use our products in innovative ways. For example, got this photo from a gardener in South Carolina who uses Super Hoops as a frame to support a 10 x 20-foot tarp that covers a collec [...]
Glass Greenhouse Ornament
Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest:
Harvest Storage Crate
Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose.
That’s why I am planning to gi [...]
Sweet Summer Love clematis
Blue Towers baptisia
In fall, many gardens are highlighted by the fragrant “sweet autumn clematis,” which covers itself with frothy clouds of small flowers. Until now, the late-bloomer was only available in white, but growers have created a new variety, Sweet Summer Love, which blooms in cranberry-violet [...]
Small bulbs are easier to plant because you don’t have to dig a deep hole.
Chionodoxa is not very well-known, but it performs beautifully every spring.
In our front garden, there is a bed that runs along the sidewalk. I love to fill it with spring-blooming bulbs every year — usually tulips. Because tulips don’t put on a good show [...]