Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

Timely harvest of vegetables sown or planted outside early in the growing season, and ones that generally mature rapidly or during cooler temperatures results in the best flavor and longest harvest period. Many of these also make good fall crops, started later in the season. Snap asparagus spears off at ground level when they are six to ten inches tall. […]

COREOPSIS, Annual Flower Information

The name Calliopsis is given to the annual forms of Coreopsis These wiry-stemmed annuals provide some of the brightest flowers of the garden in golden yellow, velvety crimson and polished mahogany. (Named from koreos-bug, opsis like, refers to seeds, which are said to resemble a tick) SPECIES. Coreopsis drummondi (Goldenwave) has blossoms 3 inches in diameter, golden yellow with a […]

Aquilegia – Columbine, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The names of this flower are interesting to the garden lover with imagination. It is called Columbine, some say, because the flowers appear like the cap of a court jester; others have suggested that the spurs of the flowers cause them to appear like a ring of doves (Colombo) about a dish. And its name Aquilegia, is it from aguilegus, […]

Helenium – Sneezeweed, Helen’s Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The Heleniums are tall growing autumnal plants which are closely related to the Sunflower. The blooming period is from June to the end of September and during this time the plants are covered with flowers of mahogany-crimson, coppery-bronze, lemon-yellow, and light and deep rich yellows. The flowers are flat. and are borne in large heads or clusters. They grow from […]

Papaver – Oriental Poppy, Iceland Poppy, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Papaver – Oriental Poppy, Iceland Poppy There are Poppies and Poppies, old-fashioned ones and new varieties, and it would almost seem that they grow more dazzling and more gorgeous each year. Perhaps they are grown in a greater number of gardens and we see their brilliant colors everywhere during the early Summer months, or perhaps, we too have learned the […]

CLARKIA, Annual Flower Information

CLARKIA (This is a native of our Western States and was first found by members of the Lewis-Clark Expedition. It was consequently named for Captain Wm. Clark) These lovely annuals are becoming better known each year. Two species are commonly cataloged: Clarkia elegans and C. pulchella. In the latter species the petals are three-lobed at the tips. The flowers are […]

SALVIA – Sage, Annual Flower Information

SALVIA – Sage (The Latin name used by Pliny meaning safe, referring to the medicinal properties) It is unnecessary to describe the Scarlet Sage which is now much planted in some sections of the United States. There is no question regarding its growth or its blooming qualities, but in some cities its hot color is seen on so many streets […]

Herb Gardening – Common Names with Z

Articles Herbs Grown By Seed How To Planting Herbs In A Container Planting Into Landscape Fabric Planting Mint In The Garden Common Name Herbs A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M N – O – P – Q – R – S […]

Adlumia fungosa – Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Adlumia fungosa – Mountain Fringe, Allegheny Vine, Climbing Fumitory . This dainty biennial vine, native as it is in our own country, is little known. The leaves are fine and resemble the foliage of a Maidenhair fern. These plants are related to the Bleeding Heart and Dutchman’s Breeches and the flowers, which are white or purplish, are tubular and unmistakably […]