If you’ve purchased a small blue hydrangea in a pot for a holiday and then planted it in the garden, in subsequent years it has probably turned pink.
The ‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’) is lavishly blooming in Judith’s sunny front bed. It’s a cultivar bred for mildew resistance.
Jodi DeLong plants rosy milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) and several of its relatives to support monarch butterflies. Monarchs are pollinating insects.
Tips for gardeners
Raised beds for gardening — beds with soil higher than the surrounding area — are a popular way to corral the chaos in vegetable or cutting gardens.
A garden coach helps people become better gardeners. A coach is an extra tool for people who like to garden, but need some expert guidance.