After my lavender blooms in the summer, I cut off all the spent flowers to encourage new growth. Usually I get a second smaller flush of flowers in late summer. The new flowers never appeared this year, and with overnight lows down on the thirties this week, I had resigned myself to waiting until next […]

Unexpected Flowers

In my garden, I have a long row of plain green hostas that grow along the side of the driveway. These plants mostly provide a backdrop for other showier plants. But for several weeks in July, the hostas show off tall wands of delicate pale lavender flowers that are loved by bees and hummingbirds. When […]