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February 2016

  • Article

    Does Spring Play Favorites?

    Spring has a mind of it's own, and it seems to favor Washington State over Wisconsin. See what's blooming in transplant Linda O'Connell's Whidbey Island garden!

  • Article

    Winter Bark

    Kevin Kelly shows us how beautiful winter bark really is! 

  • Article

    Love at First Bloom

    Today we have a love story from Irvin and Pauline. Once upon a time, there was a camellia...

  • Plant Guide

    Tall Bearded Iris

    Iris Germanica

    Large blossoms, late bloom season. Standards violet-purple, with bronze edging. White zonal spot. Striking in the garden.

  • Plant Guide

    Border Bearded Iris

    Iris Germanica

    Huge yellow beards on black purple, cup- shaped falls. Dark purple standards are only a shade lighter. Sweet fragrance.

  • Plant Guide

    Siberian Iris

    Iris Siberica

    Gently ruffled lavender-pink flowers. Tall slender blades of foliage remain lovely all summer long.

  • Plant Guide

    Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris

    Iris Germanica

    Small stature. Rosy purple blossoms; radiating lines from lilac beards.

  • Plant Guide

    Arilbred Iris

    Iris Germanica

    Arilbred amoena has a Mohr-type form. Red-brown falls, with yellow beards and greyed, sun-flecked standards. Yellow style arms add to the luster.

  • Video

    Garden Video of the Day

    Thanks to Anne Wellman from Newark, Delaware for sharing a video of her 2015 garden, as well as her plans for this year!

  • Article

    A Mostly White Hospice Garden

    Joe Koller from Baltimore Heights, MD is looking for lovely shades of white for this hospice garden! Any suggestions for him?