Growing Winter Pears

Many of the finest pears (Pyrus communis) for growing and eating are harvested to perfection in the winter months. Their […]

Peach Flowers

Every year the color specialists at Pantone select a “color of the year”. For 2024 the color is “Peach Fuzz”, […]

Mouse Ear Hostas

    Hostas are the salvation of many a shade garden.  With leaves ranging from pale green to darkest blue-green, […]

Lovely Lacecap Hydrangeas

In James McNeil Whistler’s famous 1871 painting, Whistler’s Mother, the title subject wears a lace cap and does not appear […]

Border Carnations

  Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus and hybrids), with their ragged, “pinked” edges, lovely colors, and long vase life, are staples of […]

Exotic, Accessible Agapanthus

Brides traditionally wear or carry “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”  Gardens—whether they are arrays of containers, […]