Blog List Category: Perennials

Best Way to Germinate Baptisia Australis Seeds

Baptisia australis, also called false indigo or false blue indigo, is a native of North America and a great garden perennial…

Are Castor Bean Plants Poisonous – Should Gardeners Grow Them?

Cold climate gardeners are always looking for something exotic to grow and there are few plants that beat the dark red-leafed…

Roscoea cautleyoides – the Orchid Roscoea

Are you interested in an easy to grow exotic orchid for your garden? Roscoea cautleyoides isn’t a real orchid but the…

Alyssoides utriculata – the Greek bladderpod

I have grown Alyssoides utriculata for a number of years and I never see it mentioned in discussions. It really does deserve…

Salvia Sclarea v. Turkestanica – Clary Sage

Salvia sclarea has been in my garden for over 12 years and it is always a pleasure to see it. It is very fragrant, and makes…

Know Your Green Dragon: Arisaema Dracontium vs Pinellia Pedatisecta

Who wouldn’t want a green dragon in the garden? The problem is that some green dragons are native to North America…
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