Growing Wishbone Flower

While you may have not heard of this annual by this name, you may be more familiar with Torenia.  This annual is a compact, well branched mound that matures at a height of 1 foot.  The leaves form little hearts with the blooms looking like snapdragons that have prominent markings on the petals.  The major flower color is blue but pink, violet, rose, light blue, and white colors are also available.  The flowers also have yellow throats with ... Read more

How was it for you? 2017 Garden Press Event

How was it for you? I am about to ring my PR mate and ask her about  ... Read more

How was it for you? 2017 Garden Press Event

How was it for you? I am about to ring my PR mate and ask her about  ... Read more

How to Grow Moss Verbena

If you are looking for a colorful ground cover that reaches a foot at ... Read more

an earthside birthday

Whenever I ask G to take a specific picture for me he knows ... Read more

never too late to start

3 years ago I wrote about a lovely New Year tradition of popping a ... Read more

Greening the grey with High Line

Every twenty years or so landscape design puts something truly ... Read more

Crazy Portland Snow

This was a few weeks ago now but I thought I would show you the ... Read more

Do ‘water features’ set your teeth on edge?

The short dark days of the early year are tailored to armchair ... Read more

How to Grow a Strawberry Tree

The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo ) is a native of Southern Europe, ... Read more

Guide to Growing Satin Grass

Satin Grass (Sisyrinchium striatum) is from Chile and Argentine.  It ... Read more

Tips for Growing Lavender Cotton

Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is native to Western and ... Read more

Down on the Allotment 2017-01-02 09:22:00

Matron is still here!  Haven't gone away!  Things are quiet ... Read more

2016 in pictures

L to R:  Es 4th birthday, visiting friends in Essex, Easter Egg ... Read more

How to Grow Salvia

Salvia (Salvia splendens) is also known as Scarlett Sage. This plant ... Read more

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