Ivy geranium Caliente Hot Coral (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Plants struggling with the heat

Judith Adam

Plants are struggling to stand in the heat and wind. Watering suggestions. Caliente Hot Coral ivy geraniums show surprising heat resilience

'Peach Melba' nasturtium (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Appreciating unique nasturtiums

Judith Adam

Suggestions of named cultivars (and available seeds) for nasturtiums that we don’t often see. current favourite is nastutium ‘Peach Melba’

'Baby Boomer' daffodils (Photo courtesy of Veseys)

Scented spring bulbs

Judith Adam

For scented spring bulbs, fortunately there are plenty of perfumed spring blooms to select from. Some are more scented than others. Judith Adams favourites

'Annabelle' hydrangea (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

The luxury of hydrangeas

Judith Adam

The choice in hydrangeas grows more enticing each year. My ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea is developing broad domes of creamy white flowers.

'Clair Matin' rose (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Healthy roses in bloom

Judith Adam

The roses are looking healthy and so far I don’t see any sign of the dreaded black spots that often plague the foliage of these shrubs.