We're out at Maclay Gardens to get inspiration for our Camellia discussion! If you're looking for a low-care, long-lasting, winter show of blooms, camellias are the perfect choice.
Azaleas are fantastically useful plants that can solve all kinds of landscape problems. Yet, I often get the same negative response when I suggest them to gardeners, “oh I don’t want azaleas, they’re already all over the place.” I’m always baffled by this, because all kinds of things that are “regular“ are amazingly beautiful just…Read more
With Spring fast approaching, those of us here in this lovely part of the country are faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem: Our homes and gardens may soon be too beautiful! Here is what we know: the vibrant pop of color from our Encore azaleas and freshly-potted roses has been linked to envy among neighbors,…Read more
It is strange to think of plants falling either in or out of fashion like a high-waisted pair of jeans. The once highly sought-after Rex Begonia is now a resurgent nod to the Victorian Era where exotic indoor greenery was the obsession of every esteemed socialite in a petticoat. I never assumed them to be…Read more