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
The National Garden Bureau has named 2017 the Year of the Rose. Just the thought of growing roses strikes fear in the hearts of many gardeners. How can a plant so beautiful be so intimidating? Maybe it is because they are seen growing in large formal collections in botanical gardens. Maybe it is their place… Continue reading Grow Roses!
2017 has been named the Year of the Brassica by the National Garden Bureau. The genera Brassica reminds me of a family I know with thirteen children. How do they keep track of them all? When I started brushing up on the Brassica family, I realized I had forgotten about a couple of its children.… Continue reading 2017 is the Year of the Brassica
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.