Eastern bee balm
Monarda bradburiana
by By Roy Diblik - posted 03/21/14

Here eastern bee balm is painted with moor grass (Midinia caerulea) and lesser calamint (Calamintha nepta; syn. Clinopodium nepeta) ...   >> read article
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Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
Cyclamen hederifolium
by Joseph Tychonievich - posted 02/14/14

Cyclamen hederifolium’s growth is the exact opposite of everything else in your garden. It wakes up and blooms in the fall, then the leaves come up and look amazing until next summer ...   >> read article
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Henderson’s Daphne
Daphne x hendersonii
by Joseph Tychonievich - posted 02/07/14

See Daphne x hendersonii in the garden and first, you fall in love with the dense, gorgeous, glossy, dark, evergreen foliage. Already in love with the leaves, you’ll faint when spring comes and the shrub covers itself with lush clusters of rich pink flowers. Bend down for a closer look and catch a whiff of that incredible fragrance and you’re a goner. Even better? Come late summer it blooms again, just as profusely and fragrantly ...   >> read article
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Wild for Wisteria
Wisteria macrostachya ‘Betty Mathews’
by Kathleen Hennessy - posted 01/31/14

Imagine spending a lazy afternoon under a beautiful, fragrant canopy. Creating that beautiful space is now easier for gardeners in the North, thanks to new varieties of cold-hardy wisteria ...   >> read article
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Limelight Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
by Susan Martin - posted 01/24/14

Of all the shrubs in my diverse landscape, the one my neighbors ask me about every year is Limelight Hydrangea paniculata. It dutifully screens my view of the neighbor’s house until it bursts into bloom, becoming the showpiece of my garden in mid to late summer. Elegant, plump panicles of creamy white to soft green flowers appear at the tips of arched stems lined with green foliage. In early fall, the flowers take on beautiful rose-pink tones.   >> read article
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