During the winter, gardeners usually read a lot of plant catalogs, most of which list the botanical, as well as the common, names of plants.
Our human desires connect us to plants, and according to Pollan, “form a part of our natural history.”
Learn about the Fall-Blooming Aconite on this Focus on Flowers.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...
Flowering crabapples come in over 25 hardy species of relatively small deciduous trees and are native to Northern temperate regions of the world.
Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.
They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.
Ever wonder about the Latin names of the plants and flowers in your garden? Carl Linnaeus, an 18th century Swedish botanist, is the one responsible.
The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.
Hot dry weather is a challenge for gardeners, who long for plants that don’t wilt in high summer.