Alliums (on the cover) These ornamental relatives of onions and garlic are freeze-frame fireworks for your garden. Most enjoy sun, but there are varieties that will do well in shade. The photos are enough to entice you to plant a few in the fall. If you don’t, you can always visit the stunning alliums that come out in the NYBG perennial garden. Spring Ephemerals, Native Beauty An article showing a wider variety of native spring plants, our traditional harbingers of spring. The photos are precious. As the article states, we have to go to a botanical garden to see many of these varieties nowadays. Wild columbine, yellow wood anemone, bloodroot, and squirrel corn are among some of the varieties mentioned.
For a complete listing of articles, visit this link. photo credits: Marcus Nilsson (vermicompost), Kristine Foley (cover), Andreas Trauttmansdorff (spring ephemerals) -matt at apartmenttherapy dot com