Entries for February 2008
Ornamental kale is one of those plants that’s so weird, it’s cool.
The flowers of pot marigold, in shades of lemon yellow, creamy white and deep orange, flourish in cool, temperate climates.
Genial, long-blooming coneflowers are durable perennials that tolerate clay soils, hot weather, and a bit of drought.
‘Lady in Red' is a terrific cultivar of Texas Sage, a wildflower whose native range includes the southern United States.
A native of Peru, heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) grows 4 feet tall in its native environment.
These small cool-season flowers put the rainbow to shame.
It may be the question most often asked by unhappy gardeners: "My yard is nothing but shade. I don't know what to do. Help!"
Bright citrus and red button heads dot the landscape, a sassy, brassy counterpoint to the browns and fading yellows of fall.
A prized tropical plant for hanging baskets, fuchsias have exquisite, unforgettable blooms all summer.
When it comes to reproduction, the birds and the bees certainly have a less complicated time of it than plants do.