Baptisias: Great American Natives!

Baptisias, commonly known as false indigo, are North American native members of the pea family and quite drought tolerant once established. They provide amazing architectural form in a sunny garden or perennial border, and are deer-resistant and a butterfly magnet … Continue reading

Baptisia in the garden

Here’s Baptisia ‘Cherries Jubilee’ in the garden…a unique butterscotch and brown flower…a Hans Hansen hybrid. Here is another recent baptisia photo from the garden…Baptisia ‘Lemon Meringue’ looking mighty fine.  Baptisia thrive in either dry or wet soils as long as … Continue reading

Stunning baptisias in the garden

The baptisias are looking fabulous in the garden now.  Here’s Baptisia ‘Blueberry Sundae’, a hybrid from Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens.  Baptisias are as drought tolerant as catus, but can also grow equally well streamside with their roots in standing … Continue reading

Happy New Year – More new plants….baptisia

I hope everyone had a wonderful new year and are recovering/gardening as your prior celebratory evening permits.  Continuing to showcase some of our 2015 introductions, we’ll focus today on baptisia…a genus on which we’ve spent a good bit of time. Baptisia … Continue reading

Favorites from this week in garden.

    There’s so much going on in the garden now, it’s hard to know where to start.  The ferns are looking fabulous, and one of our favorites is the native Dryopteris x australis.  Yes, “australis” means from the south. … Continue reading