Author: Kurt Fromherz

Have you checked out our greenhouse lately? Many of the houseplants in our greenhouse are 50% off right now. We have quite the eclectic collection of tropical plants that are looking for a home in your warm, cozy house. Flowering maple (Abutilon) isn't a maple...

One of the prettiest plants in my garden right now is Amsonia hubrechtii, our native bluestar. The only way to describe this plant is pettable- you can't help but running your fingers through its soft foliage. Diane in a bed of Amsonia hubrechtii at Millennium Park...

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What a beautiful fall we are having. Breathtakingly beautiful days, just the right amount of regular rainfall, cool nights, warm days and this week we are in for some really warm temperatures, a true "Indian Summer". I have been a planting fool in my own...

Dear Nancy, I am amazed at how time is flying by. October is here and starting to display her blazing colors. Columbus Day weekend is coming up (and yes, we are open on Monday). For me, this is prime time for planting, dividing, and rearranging. On...

Can you think of a plant that started flowering in July and is still going strong in October? I LOVE Persicaria 'Firetail', it is like the Energizer Bunny in my garden. Not only is the deep, rich coral color an ideal accent in the fall...

Look who I'm playing with! It's Scott Reil, co-host with Len Giddix of Garden Talk on Saturdays from 12-2 on WTIC 1080AM. Scott and Len have invited me to have a regular segment just after 12 noon on their weekly show. Call in with your...

One of my absolute favorite fall shrubs is Callicarpa (beautyberry). This is simply amazing. Everyone who visits our gardens asks about it. In October, the berries turn an eye-popping, dayglow purple. As the frosts arrive, the foliage turns bright yellow which makes an intense color...

Grape hyacinths are really easy care, perennial bulbs that spread beautifully over the years. They make great little cut flowers and smell sweet. This week we are featuring Muscari 'Peppermint Stick', a bluish purple blossom with a white tip on the top. Plant these in...