During the dark days of winter, a blooming amaryllis provides a welcome burst of color. These subtropical bulbs are hardy outdoors in only a small portion of the country, but all gardeners can enjoy these beauties as houseplants. Each amaryllis bulb produces one or two tall flower stalks topped with two or four huge trumpet-shaped […]

All about Basil

Let’s be honest: everyone has a favourite herb. But that may change once you’ve grown (and tasted) ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ basil. This culinary herb is so pretty, with its creamy white margins on light green leaves, that it could go undercover as a container annual. But you won’t keep it around just for looks. The leaves […]