Ligularia’s many seasons

Ligularia is a surprise contributor to the winter garden. I have read people advocating removing the brassy-yellow daisy-like blooms, which has always seemed a little extreme to me. They are not elegant by any stretch of the imagination, but such censorship seems likely to close off garden possibilities — the possibiliy that something unexpected might strike … Continue reading “Ligularia’s many seasons”

Early February Finds

In Toronto, late January and ealry February often bring on garden blues, especially when warm, snowless weather reveals the debris of the previous growing season before the new season is even on the horizon. In England, this is the time of hellebores, witchhazel, primulas and other harbingers of spring. No such luck here.   … Read More