Tag: Wallflowers

Leave No Pot Unplanted

Late last week I made my first visit of the year to Anton’s, one of my favorite local nurseries. To say that they know me there is an understatement. In fact, in spring and summer I make so many appearances that the staff often remind me to punch in my time card.   What Anton’s …

A Carpet of Spring Flowers

Gardens should not show bare earth. This is a core belief of my gardening faith. A belief not quite as central as “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13), but a lot more important than “Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together” (Deuteronomy 22:10). By mid-June all my beds and borders reflect …

New Year’s Resolution: Start Annuals Indoors!

In recent years I’ve come to appreciate the value of mixing annuals in with the perennials in flower borders. Not just for maximizing color, but also for achieving that sense of fullness earlier and more consistently through the season. I’m slightly ashamed to say that I have not started any of my own annuals from …