Milkweed – Asclepias Incarnata “Ice Ballet”

A couple of yeas ago I decided that instead of making the backyard simply food producing or pretty, that what I really wanted to do is to create a butterfly and pollinator garden. As part of that, I planted 1 milkweed in the garden. It grew to be about 2 feet high and bloomed in…

Chester Blackberry Bushes – Yum!

I love growing things that have a practical purpose, along with being beautiful. So we have many fruit trees and berry bushes in the yard. One of the best buys I’ve made so far has been the Chester Blackberries.

Dwarf “Incredible” Sunflower

We decided to plant sunflowers this year. Most sunflowers get very tall though, and we wanted something a bit smaller. So we decided to plant Dwarf “Incredible” Sunflower, which grows a full size sunflower on a much smaller plant. Here are the seedlings popping up in mid-March. I may have planted them a little too early. The…

Blanc Double de Coubert Rosebush

Blanc Double de Coubert is a lovely rosebush that I saw in a magazine or online or something and decided I really wanted it. It will get 5 feet high by 5 feet wide and has pretty white roses that smell divine. The landscape consultant who came to review our plan  approved of my choice and the…