Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Perennials

2018 is the Year of Coreopsis

It’s no wonder the National Garden Bureau named 2018 the Year of the Coreopsis. Coreopsis, commonly called tickseed, are about as carefree as perennials can be. There are types as small as 6 inches and others as tall as 6 feet. Most bloom in summer with lots of cheerful daisy-like flowers. Coreopsis are attractive to… Continue reading 2018 is the Year of Coreopsis

Annuals · Container Gardening

2016 is named Year of the Begonia.

Each year the National Garden Bureau chooses a bulb, perennial, vegetable and an annual as a crop of the year. They’ve chosen begonias as their annual crop of the year for 2016. That’s quite a pick. Begonias are a diverse group of plants with more than 1,700 different species. Types often grown in our gardens… Continue reading 2016 is named Year of the Begonia.