I once had a friend tell me, “I am adding more geums to my garden – they are so lovely and delicate. And now they come in more colors than ever.” So I nodded and smiled and kept my mouth shut because I realized that I actually didn’t know what a geum was.
After searching the Internet I found that I knew these flowers well – I had seen geums a thousand times. The native Geum trifolium is what I knew as prairie smoke. But I still didn’t know much about cultivated geums, which are also called avens.
If you grow vegetables, one of the most valuable tools around is a soil thermometer. That’s because many vegetable seeds ...
When David Van Zelst comes home after a busy day running his landscaping business, he likes to cook. No surprise there, …
A garden clad in lustrous green velvet – what could be more beautiful? Time to reconsider moss.
Last summer, I had the pleasure of strolling through Cantigny Park in Wheaton, where the floral displays are always spectacular.
It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both?