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Color the Garden with Foliage

There’s more to a garden than blooms. Add brilliance to your beds or containers with plants whose showiest feature is foliage.

Blooming plants love to strut their stuff, but only as long as conditions are right. 549 more words


Eloquent Wax Begonias

photo by Rosina Peixoto  

The wide, wide world of begonias includes the following types:

  • Cane (Includes angel wing and dragon wing)
  • Rhizomatous (Leaf shape and color)
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Herbs: From the Garden to the Kitchen

photo by H. Zell  

Growing herbs has grown increasingly popular in the past few years, which is a blessing and a curse: Suppliers offer a greater variety of herbs to hungry shoppers, but plants fly off the shelves at warp speed. 519 more words


Plant Profiles: Million Bells

Let’s talk Million Bells—calibrachoa—sometimes called miniature petunias.

Experts don’t always recognize the calibrachoa as a separate genus from the petunia; please note that some plant labels call it “Petunia ‘Million Bells’.” 297 more words


Plant Profiles: Divine Dahlias

Dahlias are grown from biennial tubers and considered tender perennials in this part of the country. Plant them in the spring.

In a fit of ambition, I once ordered dahlia tubers. 428 more words


Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

One of the most welcome sights in my spring garden each year is the return of my pulmonarias, particularly ‘Blue Ensign’, which I’ve been growing now for about a decade. 285 more words

Plant Profiles

Loving lovage

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is in the same botanical family as celery and that’s kind of evident from its celery- like flavour and aroma and indeed its utilization in culinary terms in many similar ways to how we use celery – the foliage and stems eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. 315 more words