I read recently about a new gardening craze that is called “Intermingling Plants.”
I plant cranesbill almost everywhere in my garden and have many different varieties...
I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.
Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.
I would not be without Verbena bonariensis in my garden. It’s an annual, but it attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and bees.
Early spring warmth causes some plants to break dormancy too soon with the result that they are damaged if it turns cold again.
For bouquets, cut the goldenrod before the buds open, when they last well and no pollen is released.
Some of their names are almost as lovely as the flowers themselves!