Category: Cool Plants

Eight Utterly Un-Ordinary Gems

Last month, I started the “Don’t Be Ordinary” series to explore the many excellent reasons to consider growing from seed. This time, let’s look at one of the most tempting, for many of us: the opportunity to grow truly uncommon plants that we can’t… Continue Reading “Eight Utterly Un-Ordinary Gems”

Gardening with Weeds

When we’re new gardeners, we figure that anything we didn’t plant is probably a weed and pull or dig it out. We eventually catch on that sometimes our “good” plants produce useful seedlings, and gradually we learn to recognize which little plants to remove… Continue Reading “Gardening with Weeds”

One Plant, Three Seasons: Sanguisorba tenuifolia

Happy first full day of spring, all! Unless you’re in the other hemisphere, of course, in which case, it’s the start of autumn. We could actually split the difference and say happy winter, since it’s still decidedly wintery here, no matter what the calendar… Continue Reading “One Plant, Three Seasons: Sanguisorba tenuifolia”