Hydrangea paniculatas can also handle more sun than mopheads or lacecaps, making them more versatile. They are easy to incorporate into your garden. The large green ovate leaves make a lush backdrop for smaller perennials planted in the foreground even when this hydrangea is not in bloom. The compact varieties can also be used as focal points in a pretty container. … [Read more...] about Hydrangea ‘Strawberry Shake’ pops a pink palette.
A. caudatus ‘Emerald Tassels’ by contrast has large light green tropical-looking foliage and exceptionally long (2 foot) pendent tassels of lime-green flowers. Also topping out at 5 feet, to about 2 feet wide, this variety makes a great addition to any tropical area. Or use it as a striking backdrop to smaller perennials. … [Read more...] about Amaranthus: Dripping in color and drama
Sometimes one sacrifices variety or beauty in buying the true species, but happily that is not the case with columbines. Start with the bicolor reds and yellows of two natives — A. formosa and A. eximia. The latter is especially impressive, getting to 5 feet tall. For a double-form columbine with these colors, a real beauty is A. chrysantha ‘Flore Pleno.’ Do you have a thing for pure yellow? Then you have to add the cheerful color of A. chrysantha ‘Yellow Queen’ or the new A. longissima, whose species name reflects the fact that it has the longest spurs of any columbine. … [Read more...] about ‘Species columbine’: More bloom for the buck
Now, even members of the Murdoch family are reckoning with the role Fox News has played. James Murdoch, who made a dramatic break from his family last year when he resigned from the board of News Corp, said in a statement on Friday that "spreading disinformation" has "real world consequences." While he did not mention Fox News by name, it was clear his focus was on the network controlled by his father and brother. … [Read more...] about Why you won’t find Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on British TV
This Mediterranean green thrives in our fall-into-winter weather. Use the spicy young leaves in salad or on pizza, or grow to full size and saute with onions and garlic to serve with pasta (try with ravioli) and Parmesan cheese. When cooked, the flavor is mild and sweet. … [Read more...] about Plant a fall-winter vegetable garden