Flower & Pollinator Gardening

Orange Fruited Shrubs

Orange Fruited Shrubs

    It’s the season of orange. Orange leaves deck the trees. Orange pumpkins haunt porches. Containers of orange chrysanthemums […]

Shade-Loving Daisies

Shade-Loving Daisies

  The cheerful blooms of members of the daisy family (known botanically as the Asteraceae) assume starring roles in perennial […]

August Lilies

    When people think of hostas, they imagine mounds of lush green or variegated leaves that bring style and […]

Border Carnations

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

Garden Perennials that Gently Self Sow

Garden Perennials that Gently Self Sow

Some perennials persist in the garden not only as over-wintering plants, but also via self-sown seedlings. With their penchant for […]

Simply Beautiful Stewartia

Simply Beautiful Stewartia

In spring, when everything bursts into flower, the world is full of trees in bloom.  But springtime is also the […]