'David' garden phlox with L.D. Braithwaite ('AUScrim') David Austen rose. (Photos by Stephen Westcott-Gratton)

Cut flowers, harvested fresh from your garden

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Four examples of how to bring cut flowers from your garden inside and present them in simple but beautiful arrangements. Tips and techniques for vases.

Baptisia-'Twilite' bears dusty purple flowers with yellow keels (bases) paired with purple leaves of corkscrew hazel. (Photos by Stephen Westcott-Gratton)

Baptisias: Favourite almost-native perennials

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

In 1990, blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) was considered a rare plant, but by 2010 the Perennial Plant Association named it Perennial of the Year.