Decisions, decisions. What’s a devoted gardener to do with brugmansia as winter approaches?
For opulence and tropical splendor there’s nothing like angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia). Tall, elegant, with draping fragrant bells of bloom, it can dominate a patio, balcony or an entry way like little else.
But here’s the rub. It’s not hardy in Chicagoland. So this raises the sticky issue of overwintering. Should you just toss the plant when winter comes? Some do. Others would like to save it for another year. But how?
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
When I was a child, I was totally mesmerized by the intense colors of the African violets that seemed to bloom continuously on my grandmother’s windowsills. I would stare in wonder at those jewel-colored blooms surrounded by collars of fuzzy leaves, fully convinced that only experienced gardeners of my grandmother’s reputation could get plants to bloom so gloriously indoors.
Do you sing in the shower? Um, I know that’s kind of personal and you don’t need to tell me what kind of soap you use but ...
Good design and careful planning filled this modest backyard space with a garden that meets the needs of adults and children.
Well, here we are again. Funny how Jan. 1st rolls around about this time every year. It's almost a pattern.
Towards the end of February a startling fact was reported on the news. January, it turns out, had been the fourth warmest ...
This is the year of the hellebore, at least in my garden. I have about a dozen now, with several of the lime-green ones ...