Sorrel: Romantic Interlude

Around a corner it suddenly will surprise you. You didn’t plant it, though it seems to have found its way into every part of your garden. It must have been popular at one time, because you see ...

Icee Blue

I went to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge to look at the famous rose collection and fall-blooming Sasanqua camellias, but came away with an appreciation for new trends in container planting....

Agave, asparagus botanically related

Have you ever noticed how the emerging flower stalk of an agave resembles an asparagus spear? It turns out that both agave and asparagus are in the same botanical family (Asparagaceae). Agave, howeve...