Plantain - A Jewel in the Weeds

Plantain - A Jewel in the Weeds

Nutritious, delicious and healing.

Posted Sep 15, 2014 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth


Bring the Tropics Inside with Plants Pulled from Outside

Bring the Tropics Inside with Plants Pulled from Outside

Summer’s bold outdoor accents thrive as houseplants too!

Posted Sep 12, 2014 in Show Me How by Jenny Jurgensen


Relocating Small Trees and Shrubs in Fall

Relocating Small Trees and Shrubs in Fall

How to successfully transplant

Posted Sep 10, 2014 in Digging Deeper by Nancy Stebbins


Quick & Fun DIY Plant Markers

Quick & Fun DIY Plant Markers

Bust out those craft supplies and get creative! Plant markers can be made of nearlyanything and everything!

Posted Sep 8, 2014 in Show Me How by Jenny Jurgensen


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Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

Toad Lily's starry, orchid-like blooms, with mottled petals, are a late season delight more than worth the wait. Tall stems of glossy, heart-shaped foliage provide a nice backdrop to other shade perennials all summer, then burst into bloom for a late summer and autumn display.…

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress 'Coralliformis' (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress 'Coralliformis' (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Dwarf evergreen prized for its interesting contorted branching habit. Creates a sculptural effect in the landscape that can be enjoyed year round. Excellent drought tolerance once established.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Native wildflower. Brilliant orange flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Blooms are followed by decorative fruit. The only Asclepias species to have clear sap and alternate leaves.

Tomatillo, Mexican Husk Tomato 'Grande Rio Verde' (Physalis ixocarpa)

Tomatillo, Mexican Husk Tomato 'Grande Rio Verde' (Physalis ixocarpa)

Particularly disease resistant ‘Grande Rio Verde’ produces high yields of plump 3 ounce Tomatillos. Tucked away in papery husks, the smooth, sweet yet tangy flavored fruits are especially great for use in Mexican cuisine, green salsas and pies. Plant 'Grande Rio Verde' along with…


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