1. In Focus: Peony Raspberry Sundae

    In Focus: Peony Raspberry Sundae

    Another one of our top five favorite Herbaceous Peonies for both garden display and cut flower arrangements is Raspberry Sundae. It's a must-grow for decades of beautiful, fragrant perfection.
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  2. In Focus: Hyacinthoides Excelsior

    In Focus: Hyacinthoides Excelsior

    Previously classified as Endymion or Scilla campanulata, Hyacinthoides hispanica Excelsior has over a dozen pendant, 3/4", bell-shaped, blue-violet flowers with darker marine-blue midveins on 12" to 15" stems.
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  3. In Focus: Peony Festiva maxima

    In Focus: Peony Festiva maxima

    While we love all herbaceous Peonies, we're convinced that Festiva maxima would show up on every horticulturist's top ten, no, make that top five, list of all-time favorites for display and cutting gardens.
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  4. In Focus: Triandrus Narcissus Thalia

    In Focus: Triandrus Narcissus Thalia

    Blithe, snow-white Triandrus Narcissus Thalia has been a perennial favorite since 1916 when she was registered in the Netherlands. Thalia has two to three, pendant, star-shaped flowers per stem.
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  5. In Focus: Muscari aucheri Blue Magic

    In Focus: Muscari aucheri Blue Magic

    Muscari aucheri Blue Magic is truly a magical gift from Mother Nature. It is incredible how this tiny little bulb can produce such delicate, intricate, fragrant flowers and such a huge spring show.
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  6. In Focus: Fragrant Orienpet Lilies

    In Focus: Fragrant Orienpet Lilies

    Orienpet Lilies contribute spectacular color and form, statuesque height and cherished fragrance to mid-summer gardens. It is a gift to have Lilies burst into bloom, having required no care since their fall planting.
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  7. In Focus: Chinese Trumpet Lilies

    In Focus: Chinese Trumpet Lilies

    It is hard to imagine that such an impressive, huge, statuesque plant can emerge so effortlessly from a bulb (but a mere fraction of its size) planted last fall. It is hard to imagine any genuine summer garden without them.
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  8. In Focus: Green Tulip China Town

    In Focus: Green Tulip China Town

    Green Tulip China Town's buds burst into the most beautiful pale pink flowers with prominent green feathering, perched above two-tone foliage. Each day, the flowers deepen in color, finally maturing to deep phlox-pink.
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  9. In Focus: Camassia Blue Heaven

    In Focus: Camassia Blue Heaven

    Real pale blue perennials are rather uncommon, so when we find one that we adore, we have to share it with you. Pale blue flowers planted among verdant hostas, ferns and early summer perennial foliage creates a relaxing sanctuary.
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  10. In Focus: Camassia leicht. careulea

    In Focus: Camassia leicht. careulea

    One of the most widely used varieties of Camassia in Dutch show gardens, deer-resistant Camassia leichtlinii caerulea has six-petaled, deep lavender-blue flowers with ivory anthers and yellow-green centers.
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  11.  In Focus: Allium Globemaster

    In Focus: Allium Globemaster

    Allium Globemaster is healthy, strong and magnificently purple in luxurious shades of aster-violet that seems to change color in blazing sunshine or evening dusk. Its colossal globes measure up to 10" around.
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  12. In Focus: Allium bulgaricum

    In Focus: Allium bulgaricum

    If you have ever observed the evolution of nervy Allium bulgaricum as it grows, you will understand our obsession with it. Some call it the Sicilian Honey Lily, likely because its sweet nectar attracts appreciative bees.
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  13. In Focus: Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation

    In Focus: Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation

    Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation is one of the best deals on the planet. First: It is deer- and rodent-resistant. Second: It is a really good perennial. Third: Its showy flowers bloom in the garden's in-between time...
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