It’s easy to see why the vine is called Spanish flag. (Garden Making photo)

A salute to annual Spanish flag vine

Beckie Fox

Annual vines are easy to grow and well-behaved, and most have intriguing blooms. My current favourite is Spanish flag vine, a.k.a. firecracker vine.

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

Moonflowers from seed

Judith Adam

Moonflowers are distinguished by their night-blooming schedule and intoxicating fragrance that moves through the garden. Try growing moonflowers from seed.