Tennessee’s Very Own Coneflower

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is one of the most ubiquitous perennials in the summer garden. With its spiky central “cone” it’s no wonder the genus name comes from the […]

What’s in a Name?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

      Toad Lily? Although its name is certainly less than inspiring, bringing to mind images of slimy (read yucky) amphibians, this perennial is anything but slimy and yucky. […]

Well Worth the Wait

Monday, August 11th, 2014

       While the late summer humidity and heat continue to take its toll on the plants of East Tennessee, there are a couple of stand-out plants that seem […]

Lady Beatrix Stanley

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

What fabulous weather we’ve had this past week – people are flocking outside to bask in the sun, romp on the playgrounds, and dig in their gardens. But wait! Did […]

Pruning Time For: Deciduous Viburnum Species

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Sharpen your pruners, it’s time to start planning your pruning schedule for 2014.  Keep an eye out for future posts on Diggin’ Amongst the Flowers about the best pruning times […]

The Witching Hour

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

        In my household, the term “witching hour” usually refers to the hour of the evening when my kids start to melt down with crankiness and fatigue, turning […]

The Little Engine That Could

Friday, February 7th, 2014

     Believe it or not, this little perennial is ready to herald in the beginning of spring! Helleborus  niger (aka Christmas Rose) is a fantastic evergreen perennial for your […]

Baby it’s Cold Outside

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Here in East Tennessee we have become accustomed to short, mild winters, encouraging a gardeners’ natural desire to grow things out of their hardiness zone (think banana and gardenia). Unfortunately, […]



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