Sunny gold Stella d’Oro daylily lights up the garden with its trumpet-shape yellow flowers all summer long. This tough plant scoffs at hot, dry conditions. Here it creates a spectacular combination with blue ornamental onion (Allium azureum).
‘Immortality’ Reblooming Iris Continue reading
The Versatile Mum
When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much: pompon dahlias, Shasta daisies, African daisies, little zinnias, asters, coreopsis, and calendulas.
But take heart, for the fall garden offers all these flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden. Continue reading
Daffodils or Narcissus?
Are they daffodils or narcissus? Both, actually. Narcissus is the botanical Latin name for daffodil. You may have heard them called jonquils, but only one type of daffodil is technically a jonquil, with small clusters of blooms and rounded leaves with pointed tips. Continue reading