Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) survives in soggy soil and partial shade, but will grow more robustly in damp soil and full sun. (Photo by Walter Gardens Inc.)

16 plants for soggy soil

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.

Brugmansias are showy tropical charmers that bring colour and a sweet scent to the garden. (Photo by Wikipedia)

Brugmansia mania

Steven Biggs

Steven Biggs has an obsession for Brugmansias – woody tropicals with hanging flowers. Here's his tips for displaying, growing and overwintering brugmansia.

More home gardeners are growing lavenders such as English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) for fragrance and culinary use. (Photo by Joanne Young)

A passion for lavender

Beckie Fox

The dreamy scent of lavender is a long-standing favourite, but our appreciation of its culinary potential is still growing.

Colchicums are a welcome surprise in fall. (Garden Making photo)

Fall-blooming colchicums

Lorraine Flanigan

One of the loveliest fall bloomers are Colchicum. Colchicums also make ideal container plants. How to grow, and common misconceptions about colchicums.

Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) likes full sun and is drought tolerant once established. (Garden Making photos)

Baptisias take centre stage

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

There’s nothing false about the rising popularity of baptisias. They deserve all their new-found attention.