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 [...]
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 [...]
Variegated Solomon’s seal, this year’s perennial of the year.
With gracefully arching stems and bright green leaves with white edges, variegated Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’) is a welcome addition to the woodland garden and an ideal companion for other shade-lovers, such as hosta, astilbe, he [...]
Some of my favorite perennials bloom at this time of year and their end-of-the-season finale is well worth the wait.
With its gold flowers and purple leaves, Desdemona ligularia pairs brilliantly with a 7-foot-tall fleece flower (Persicaria polymorpha) in the garden at Muckross castle near Ennis, Ireland.
Desdemona ligul [...]