Agapanthus: Flower of Love

It is appropriate that June, the favorite month for weddings, should also be the peak bloom period for the flower of love, otherwise known as agapanthus. The name is a combination of two Greek words:...

Consider Coreopsis

Among discerning Los Angeles gardeners, “Moonbeam” coreopsis could soon become enormously popular as a ground cover. Generally, discerning gardeners are reluctant to plant ground covers. ...

Non-Stop Color

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is what plant will bloom for a long time in low light. In Los Angeles, the plant that blooms longer in less light than any other is Begonia x Richmonde...

Snapdragons

Snapdragons growing in a traffic roundabout in Talpiot, a Jersualem neighborhood, are not like any I have ever seen before. They are uniformly tall, flawless, full-blooming plants and appear to be se...

Peruvian Lily

              Imagine a plant that blooms most of the year in red, pink, rose, orchid, purple, maroon, burgundy, orange and yellow, yet needs little attention. Imag...

Nothing but Daisies

If you confined yourself to growing nothing but daisies, you could still see plenty of flowers 12 months of the year – and in every color of the rainbow besides. For years, marguerite daisies h...

True Blue Flowers Rarely Seen

Q: I have heard that blue is the rarest color among flowers. Nevertheless, I am determined to plant a garden of nothing but blue-flowered plants. I have already planted lobelia, plumbago and delphini...

Million Bells

Everyone seems to have a weakness for bellflowers. These small pink, blue and white flowers spill beautifully over a terra cotta pot, or bloom nicely in small flower beds. Calibrachoa (Cali-BRACK-oa)...