November in the garden

Cyclamen ready for holiday decor. (Photo by Fanghong from Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Caring for cyclamen indoors

Judith Adam

Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.

Late-blooming monkshood (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Monkshood, always a late surprise

Judith Adam

A clump of fall-blooming azure ‘Arendsii’ monkshood is in full flower, and looking like several frosty nights have only spurred it on.

‘Peaches and Cream’ astilbe (Photo courtesy of Heritage Perennials)

Astilbes stand tall through winter

Judith Adam

The brown phase of the spent flowers of astilbes provides interest all through the cold season. It's a versatile plant partner in a winter garden.

Rosa ‘Geranium’, a hybrid species (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Putting roses to bed

Judith Adam

With frost, it the time for putting roses to bed. The process for roses to acclimatize to winter dormancy is slow and gradual. What to do when.

'Clair Matin' climbing rose (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

How to winterize roses

Judith Adam

When it's time to begin to winterize roses, give special attention to rose climbers such as ‘Clair Matin.’