I love Paeonia lactiflora, the garden peony

I love Paeonia lactiflora, the garden peony

Name: Paeonia lactiflora aka the garden peony Type of Plant: A low-maintenance, early summer flowering perennial plant that does best in zones 4 through 7, but can live in a zone 3 or the cooler parts of zone 8. Why I Love/Hate this plant: This plant has many fine...
I Love The Rieger Solenia Series Begonias

I Love The Rieger Solenia Series Begonias

Name: Begonia X Hiemalis aka Rieger begonias aka the Solenia Series Begonia Type of Plant: Begonias that are a cross between the wax begonias and the tuberous begonia, producing a plant with a larger flower that can be grown in sun or shade. Why I Love/Hate this...
Containers: Transitioning From Spring To Summer

Containers: Transitioning From Spring To Summer

On March 26th I planted two urns with spring flowers and perennials. I used pansies, dianthus, English daisies and a Heuchera in each urn. It was an act of faith, since even April can be quite cold on Cape Cod, but it was also an expression of joy. Spring was here,...
I Love The Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove

I Love The Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove

Name:  Digitalis hybrida ‘Balroxose’ aka foxglove Arctic Fox Rose Type of Plant: Upright perennial plant that grows 18” to 24” tall and 12” to 16” wide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9. Why I Love/Hate this plant: First of all, know that I love all foxgloves, especially...
I Love Tall Alliums

I Love Tall Alliums

Name:  Allium species and hybrids Type of Plant:  A bulb that produces round flowers on the tops of tall stems in the late-spring or early-summer. There are several species and hybrids available. Some have open, lacy flowers and others have full, globes of flowers....
I Love Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea.

I Love Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea.

Name:  Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea. Type of Plant:  This is a shrub that has several valuable traits. It stays under 5 feet tall, flowers for several weeks in the spring, and has thin, golden to lime-green leaves all summer. Hardy in Zones 4-8 Why I...
I Love Doronicum orientale aka leopard’s bane

I Love Doronicum orientale aka leopard’s bane

Name:   Doronicum orientale aka leopard’s bane Type of Plant: A spreading perennial for sun to part shade. Hardy in Zones 4-8, and blooms with bright yellow daisies in late-spring. Why I Love/Hate this plant: I love this plant because the foliage appears in April and...
I Love Tropaeolum majus aka nasturtium

I Love Tropaeolum majus aka nasturtium

Name:   Tropaeolum majus aka nasturtium Type of Plant:  An annual in most areas of the USA, that is grown as a summer flowering annual and edible leaf and flower. Why I Love/Hate this plant:  I love this plant because it is easy, bright and cheerful. I especially love...
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