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Why I Clean my Beds NOW

Something that gardeners sometimes disagree about is whether to clean up their beds in the fall or wait until spring, and I was interested to learn that horticulturist Carol Allen is in the clean-up-in-fall school.  In fact, her garden is…

Blackeyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan, Maryland’s State Flower

Rudbeckia fulgida, popularly called the Black-Eyed Susan, is Maryland's State Flower and incredibly popular with local gardeners, for its many good qualities.   Looks great  with grasses and the seedheads of Monarda, or with just about anything.  Shown is the popular…

Self-Seeding Perennials for the Budget-Conscious Gardener

Plants that multiply are great for filling up gardens without busting the budget, so I asked Larry Hurley to recommend some for our blog readers.   But because self-seeding plants CAN be a headache (or worse), Larry asks us to first…

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