Verbena bonariensis

Purple alliums, columbines and camassias fill a display border at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Two spring plant combinations to try

Beckie Fox

Two of Beckie Fox's favourite spring plant combinations that would be easy to recreate in most Canadian gardens. The first is inspired by Longwood Gardens.

Tall verbena in a mixed border. (Photos by Jodi DeLong)

In praise of Verbena bonariensis

Jodi DeLong

Christopher Lloyd planted Verbena bonariensis, commonly called tall verbena, at Great Dixter in England, and now Jodi DeLong enjoys it in Nova Scotia.