Camelot Mix foxgloves (Photo from Veseys)

Perennials that bloom the first year from seed

Judith Adam

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.

The scents of it all

Jodi DeLong

When Jodi DeLong walks in her garden, she breathes in the scents – layers of fragrance from petite sprigs of lavender to huge blooms of angels’ trumpet.

'After Midnight' coneflowers. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

New coneflowers

Judith Adam

Have you seen Echinacea purpurea ‘Doubledecker’, E. ‘Hot Papaya’, E. purpurea ‘Meringue’, or E. purpurea ‘Raspberry Truffle’? If not, then it would be worth your while to easily search for Internet pictures of these plants, and you’ll see what I mean.