Dairy Free Nut Cookies

Dairy Free Nut Cookies

If you like soft, rich cookies such as the classic Mexican wedding cakes, you’ll love these cookies.  This is a vegan recipe.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 1 cup regular flour 1 cup almond flour ½ teaspoon baking...
I Love Sedum Album Coral Carpet

I Love Sedum Album Coral Carpet

Name: Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ Type of Plant: This is a low stonecrop sedum, perfect for planting in between flagstones and in rock gardens. Hardy in zones 3 to 9, this succulent is drought tolerant and grows even in very poor but well drained soils. Why I Love/Hate...
Planting Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19

Planting Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19

Events are being canceled, schools are closing, and many are being encouraged to work from home. For a few days or weeks people are finding themselves with blocks of time that they’d planned to use to be at meetings, go to concerts, or attend other presentations. Many...
I Love the Fire Light Hydrangea

I Love the Fire Light Hydrangea

Name: Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light aka the Fire Light Hydrangea Type of Plant: A medium to large shrub that flowers from late July until hard frost. Grow this hydrangea in full sun to part sun.  Why I Love/Hate this plant:  This panicle hydrangea flowers on new...
I Love Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls

I Love Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls

Name: Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls aka chardonnay pearls deutzia Type of Plant: This is a small shrub that has bright yellow foliage in the spring and early summer, and lime green leaves from mid-summer to fall. In late spring into early summer it’s also filled...
I Love Oxalis triangularis aka false shamrock

I Love Oxalis triangularis aka false shamrock

Name: Oxalis triangularis aka false shamrock Type of Plant: These are bulbs that are commonly sold as houseplants in February and March. People associate it with Saint Patrick’s Day, and it’s easy for the growers to bring it into flower at this time of year. Note that...
I Love the Breadseed Poppy, Papaver somniferum

I Love the Breadseed Poppy, Papaver somniferum

Name: Papaver somniferum aka the breadseed poppy or the opium poppy. Of the two common names, beadseed poppy is the most accurate for gardeners since we are growing this plant for its ornamental value, not for the latex that drug companies value. Type of Plant: An...
I Love Salvia officianalis aka Common Sage

I Love Salvia officianalis aka Common Sage

Name: Salvia officianalis aka common or culinary sage Type of Plant: This herb is a perennial in zones 4 to 8. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. This sage is semi-evergreen and flowers in early summer in most regions.  Why I Love/Hate this plant: What’s...
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