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.
Ted Nyquist’s rhododendrons light up his woodland wonderland.
I’m not always the sharpest trowel in the garden bucket, but even I have noticed a recent trend in horticulture.
One of the things I've come to notice about the horticultural racket (and I'm using the term with extreme fondness, unless I'm n
If “ignorance of the law” is no excuse, does that apply also to the laws of nature? Of physiology? Of reproduction?
They don’t look alike. Not even close. But kinfolk come in all shapes and sizes. True of people and true of plants.