Sowing seed indoors during deepest winter can prompt some perennials into blooming in their first season. How to grow perennials that bloom the first year from seed.
A pot of white stephanotis vine (Madagascar jasmine) with clusters of deeply perfumed flowers can become a lovely vine grown in a container.
The sparkling white ‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese anemone begins flowering about the middle of September, and is a Judith Adam favourite. Its tall stature gives it architectural presence.
On a plant-seeking mission through several garden centres this week, I had ‘Autumn Fire’ autumn stonecrop (Sedum [Herbstfreude Group] ‘Autumn Fire’) near the top of my shopping list. This big, bold sedum is an improvement over the old favourite, Autumn Joy (S. [Herbstfreude Group] ‘Herbstfreude’), which is almost as numerous as dandelions in my garden. […]