'Purple Queen' cleome

Cleome with seeds (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Cleome, again

Judith Adam

Sept. 7, 2011 — I wrote about this last autumn, but I just have to mention again that the tall stems of ...

Star-of-Bethlehem photograph by Ulf Eliasson

Star-of-Bethlehem, another spring bulb to try

Judith Adam

The star-of-bethlehem flourishes in dry soils under maples or at the feet of large evergreen shrubs. Fat clumps of white upturned flowers (several to a stem, and with a pale green stripe to each petal) shine in spring.