Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Izu No Hana’

Posted Posted in Collector's Corner

Wildly popular in the Victorian era, Hydrangeas have been largely overlooked until recently.  Perhaps in typical American fashion, it’s the almost obese, Hydrangea macrophylla mop-heads that grab our attention.  However, the mop-heads are really mutant forms of the delicate Japanese lacecap variety, originally described in the late 1770s.  Daniel Hinkley observed large populations in the […]

Summer and Winter

Posted Posted in From the Potting Shed

No one ever talks about taking a stroll around the garden in winter, but maybe you should.  Wrap yourself in a warm scarf, pour a mug of tea, and get outside. Winter Wakeup Just when you’ve resigned yourself to a long grey winter and the frost has blackened your border into a mushy pile, this […]