Coreopsis verticillata ‘Route 66′

This is not a painting.  This is a photo I took with my iPhone today of the incredible colors of the flowers of Coreopsis verticillata ‘Route 66′. This may be one of the better flower pictures my iPhone has ever taken and I merely set a few flowers on the ground.  This isn’t one of those . . . → Read More: Coreopsis verticillata ‘Route 66′

Striptease Hosta Sports: My Favorite Hostas

Striptease is by far my favorite hosta of all the hosta varieties. It’s not as much Striptease itself but the sports and varieties that have come off of Striptease that make it so special. What makes the Striptease sports different is their ability to grow in full sun. Yes full sun. They need a . . . → Read More: Striptease Hosta Sports: My Favorite Hostas

Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry: An Exciting New Introduction in Coneflowers.

ECHINACEA purpurea PowWow Wild Berry is a new seed variety of Coneflower that is a 2010 AAS Flower Award winner.  It’s a variety released by breeder Jian Ping Ren, Phd a PanAmerican breeder.  According to Ren, “As we were evaluating a large field of Echinacea, a vibrant color immediately caught our attention, and all plans to . . . → Read More: Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry: An Exciting New Introduction in Coneflowers.

Perennial Of The Year 2011: Amsonia hubrictii

Amsonia hubrictii has always been a favorite of perennial gardeners across the midwest and southeast.  This year it might be a little harder to find than usual because the Perennial Plant Association has chosen it as the Perennial of the Year for 2011.  With the honor usually comes hot sales.  Last year we noticed a shortage . . . → Read More: Perennial Of The Year 2011: Amsonia hubrictii