Allan Armitage, well-known for his plant expertise and enthusiasm for all things horticultural, offers candid advice to uptight gardeners.
August in the Garden
Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.
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.
To plant late lettuce in the fall, you can search out any lettuce seed packets you have hanging around or order online with fast shipping.
The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.
Judith Adam wants to plant spring bulbs just once and have them return every spring, forever. Here’s three suggestions for more lasting spring bulbs.
Tomatoes are notoriously sensitive to temperature and weather changes. Here are tips to get the best from tomatoes late in the season.
Abyssinian gladiolus (Acidanthera murielae) — small, frost-tender corms planted in spring for their scented, late-summer bloom –are coming into flower.
If you’ve purchased a small blue hydrangea in a pot for a holiday and then planted it in the garden, in subsequent years it has probably turned pink.
There are many forms of coneflowers in the rudbeckia clan, all with reflexed yellow petals and brown, cone-shaped disks.