Category Archives: Natives

Baptisia, False Indigo

Baptisia australis, False Indigo
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
The baptisia, or false indigo, has come into bloom and they're stopping people in their tracks! I have to admit, baptisia has been on my list of top ten favorite perennials … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Witch-hazel

        A lovely late season surprise is the winter bloom of our North American native, Witch-hazel. In late autumn, as the green summer foliage of Witch-hazel begins to turn golden yellow, an exciting event is unfolding among its' branches. Bright yellow ribbons of lightly fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Asters

Purple Dome Aster
Purple Dome Aster
With the shorter days and longer shadows of autumn, come masses of blooming asters. Their daisy style flowers emerge in dense mounds of vivid pink, purple, blue or white with bright yellow centers.  They cheerfully brighten our late season … Continue Reading ››