C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love Aster novi-belgii ‘Wood’s Blue’ aka Wood’s Blue aster.

Name:  Aster novi-belgii 'Wood's Blue' aka Wood’s Blue aster. Type of Plant:  A short, perennial New York aster in the “Wood’s series” that is hardy in zones 4 – 8. Why I Love This Plant: One of the best reasons to grow perennials is that you have a kaleidoscope of...

I Love Betula nigra ‘Cully’ ~ Heritage river birch

Name:  Betula nigra ‘Cully’ aka Heritage river birch Type of Plant:  A vigorous, fast growing tall tree with beautiful bark. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Why I Love This Plant: The bark! The bark! The peeling bark! I also love that this is an adaptable tree that is tall and...

I Love Bracteantha bracteatum Granvia Gold Strawflower

Name:  Bracteantha bracteatum Granvia Gold Type of Plant: An annual strawflower for full sun. Perfect in containers or in the ground. Why I Love/Hate this plant: Where to start with this cheerful annual? First of all, it’s quite vigorous. I knew this right away this...
I Love Allium hybrid ‘Serendipity’

I Love Allium hybrid ‘Serendipity’

Name:    Allium hybrid ‘Serendipity’ Type of Plant:   A mid-summer flowering perennial plant hardy in zones 4 – 8. Why I Love/Hate this plant:    I love this perennial for so many reasons. First, it’s attractive both...

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How I Became A Writer

How I Became A Writer

How I became a garden communicator. Of course there there is more angst, effort and wonder to the story that can possibly be contained in an eight...

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Frozen Plant Fun

Frozen Plant Fun

The temperatures in my area are supposed to remain below freezing all week, so it's time to make some ice mobiles.   https://youtu.be/jFrqcqL_a_Q...

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I Love Anemone blanda

I Love Anemone blanda

Name: Anemone blanda Type of Plant: spring bulb that blooms blue, white or pink daisy like flowers in early April. Why I Love/Hate this plant: One...

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