tropicals

Not All Tropicals Are Divas: Here’s an Easy Way to Overwinter Them

By |2019-11-04T20:27:44+00:00November 4th, 2017|

Updated 11/4/19 Hopefully by now you have brought in the majority of your tender succulents and tropical evergreens/gorgeous houseplants for the [presumably] long winter ahead.  And hopefully by now, you have found room for them in living spaces that will soon bear the clutter of holiday decorating and higher-than-average persons per square foot. Dealing with [...]

Making August Exciting

By |2018-02-20T20:40:47+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

 “I’ve got a column for you,” said my well-dressed host as we toured his garden not so long ago. I gave him my full attention – Calliope isn’t consistently cooperative each week and one must seize upon inspiration whenever it is offered. “How,” he said, inserting a dramatic pause, “can we make August exciting?”   [...]

Coming Around to Canna

By |2018-02-20T20:41:02+00:00November 25th, 2016|

There are few persons more strident as those who have once loved a thing only to turn their backs upon it, unless of course it is those who have hated, and now love with equal fervor. In time, both groups will suffer the well-deserved jabs of those who knew them before their evangelization, but such [...]