Rita Randolph

  • Design

    Designing Great Containers

    A little experimenting at the nursery yields better combinations at home

  • Begonias
    Design

    Rex Begonias

    A guide to growing, care, and propagation of rex begonias, plus some great cultivars

  • How-To

    Potting Soil Recipe for Woody Plants and Perennials

    The Recipe 1 part peat moss 1 part composted bark 1 part compost 1 part sand 1 part perlite If the mix clumps together and the compost you use is…

  • Design

    Great Plants Deserve the Perfect Pot

    It doesn't take long for a visit to the local garden center or greenhouse to become an overwhelming, hair-pulling experience. With dozens of plant and planter pot choices available, it…

  • picking plant
    Design

    A Great Pot Inspires its Planting

    It doesn't take long for a visit at the local garden center or greenhouse to become an overwhelming, hair-pulling experience. With dozens of plant and pot choices available, it can be difficult…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Tough Roadside Plants – Southeast

    1. Blue Mistflower Name: Conoclinium coelestinum (syn. Eupatorium coelestinum) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11 Size: Up to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average,…