Having a garden full of blue flowers makes me feel like I’m living out some little girl’s dream. The color scheme happened by accident, though I wish I could take credit for being a garden planning genius. As the tulips … Continue reading
In a matter of days, the beets and lettuces will be up, the camellia will be in full bloom, and I’ll be eating outside every chance I get.
Japanese anemones are late-season standouts that can bloom for up to 60 days. For our garden, I first did my research by reading the Chicago Botanical Garden’s anemone evaluation and chose “Robustissma” for its long bloom, color, height, and eventual … Continue reading
I think I’ve figured out what kind of Rose mallow I’m growing! Blue bird, a common blue variety that’s been around for about a century, seems the most likely candidate. But there’s bad news in the clematis world today. My … Continue reading
This lovely, scrambling vine was a purchase from Avant Gardens, a nursery in Massachusetts that I highly recommend to Brooklynites for their quick shipping, customer service, and unusual selections. Though I’ve only had it for a few weeks, it’s already … Continue reading
My young Ville de Lyon clematis continues to put out the occasional blossom. It’s been in the ground since mid-May, which helped it survive the extreme weather with little damage. I’ll prune it back to the ground at the end … Continue reading