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Canna Lily Picks

• ‘Bengal Tiger’ (syn. ‘Pretoria’) Striking gold and green striped leaves with orange flowers. Can be grown in shallow, warmish...

Bold and Beautiful

Looking for a touch of the tropics in your home garden? Plant a canna lily – its lush foliage and...

Labrador Tea

Grow this hardy and aromatic shrub and harvest its leaves for a refreshing traditional brew

Bird of Paradise

I have a confession to make. I must come right out with it and admit that I am not, on...

Garden Sage

There are many species of sage, but the most popular is common or garden sage (Salvia officinalis). This herb is...

Climbing Vines

When the keen gardener runs out of horizontal space, it’s natural to look around for other surfaces to adorn with...

Germination Test

Have you ever found some old packets of seed and wondered if the plants would still grow? The germination rate...

Summertime Blooms

We gardeners love our perennials – they’re versatile and dependable, act as a superb backdrop for plantings of annuals and...

Gorgeous Grasses

Grasses in terra-cotta pots depict summer with sun-loving ease and tousled nonchalance. The three ornamental grasses shown on the cover...

Voices in the Garden

It’s a sunny Sunday, and I am absently scuffling strawberries when a voice calls from behind the compost box, “Chi-ca-go!

Broadleaf Stonecrop

Some of the most stunning plants grow under the most trying conditions. Breathtaking waterlilies (Nymphaea spp.), for example, thrive with...

Fruit-Tree Frenzy

After last year’s rush on fruit trees, you'll want to decide now what to plant this spring.

Fascinating Lilium

Many years ago, when I was starting to garden in earnest, I determined that, of all flowers, I had to...

Gloriosa Superba ‘Rothschildiana’

Give your conservatory or sunroom a lift this summer with this bright beauty. The gloriosa lily is a tuberous perennial...

Manchurian Pipe Vine

The curious flowers of the Manchurian pipe vine (Aristolochia manshuriensis) hold a special appeal for tiny flies and gnats. The...

Rhododendrons: A Labour of Love

Each time Dora Kreiss takes me through her quiet woodland garden overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I come...

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