Category Archives: Perennials

Echinacea, Coneflower

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ 18-20" Tall x 24" Wide
When I talk about Coneflower or Echinacea, you might envision a dark, cone-centered flower with purple pink petals.  This hardy, North American native is popular planted en masse in a variety of settings.  Continue Reading ››

Stargazing with Oriental Lilies

Oriental Lily, Lilium 'Hotline'
This time each summer, our midnight sky is streaked with the illuminant beauty of the Perseid meteor shower. Coincidentally, the aptly named Stargazer Lily also reaches its peak. Its large, extremely fragrant, fuchsia pink and white flowers come into … Continue Reading ››

Tickseed, Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’

Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
Summer is in full swing, and so are summer flowering perennials like coreopsis (tickseed). Coreopsis has long been a favorite of mine. Their cheerful, bright golden flowers shine like the sun, recalling fond memories of … Continue Reading ››