Marigolds: Edible, Beneficial, and Beautiful
By Mary Hinkley, an Alaska Master Gardener in Tok, Alaska I believe in marigolds. Though marigold’s pest resistant qualities are mentioned on many of their seed packets, I feel they’re under rated. Most of
Canna generalis Phasion
(Plant Patent 10,569 Expired) Tropicanna canna lily is the peak in "shock gardening." Canna 'Phasion', better known as Tropicanna canna is an incredible introduction from Jan Potgeither of South Africa. Canna 'Phasion' is a sport of the ever-popular Canna 'Wyoming'. Even without flowers you would surely grow Canna 'Phasion' for the foliage...purple with dramatic stripes of yellow and red evenly spaced throughout the leaf. Atop the 7' tall stems throughout the summer are wonderfully gaudy…
Use Colorful Coleus to Perk Up Any Garden Corner
The old-time favorite is better than ever, with more varieties to energize shady beds, potted plantings, and even sunny borders. Learn how to care for and grow coleus plants.