Invasive plant horror stories

Invasive plant horror stories

Hometalk member and gardener extraordinaire Barb Rosen recently wrote of her nightmare experience...

Five reasons you should plant a Vitex

Five reasons you should plant a Vitex

If you garden in zone 6 or warmer and your garden doesn't include Vitex agnus-castus—commonly known...

Happy Pentas-mas!

Happy Pentas-mas!

I can't think of a better way to wish all of my Hometalk friends happy holidays than to give a...

A visit to the Cascades of Time Garden, Banff, Canada

A visit to the Cascades of Time Garden, Banff, Canada

We had a family vacation to the Canadian Rockies last week and, while I went there anticipating...

Why crossvine is a great pergola plant

Why crossvine is a great pergola plant

Two years ago I put a pergola over the patio on the back of my house and planted a one-gallon pot of...

Companion plants for succulents

Companion plants for succulents

Many Hometalk members have recently posted about succulents, and Debra Lee Baldwin has a useful post...

The other season for crocus

The other season for crocus

Most people think of crocus as a harbinger of spring, but there are species of crocus (and related...

Great ideas for garden lighting

Great ideas for garden lighting

The days are getting noticeably shorter, but nights can still be warm, making this an ideal time of...

A fragrant, non-invasive honeysuckle

A fragrant, non-invasive honeysuckle

Until very recently I thought there were two choices when it came to honeysuckle: you could have the...

Douglas Hunt
Douglas Hunt