Butterfly Tree

Oct 09 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Butterfly Tree

In my mid-south, zone 8A garden I grow ‘butterfly tree’ vitex as a small tree. I have planted four around the water feature at Moss Mountain Farm. They were a second choice for the area. I had orig...

Dramatic Tulip Container

Sep 25 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Dramatic Tulip Container

Planting tulips in containers is a great way to enjoy these colorful spring flowering bulbs. You can experiment with colors that you wouldn’t normally use and it’s ideal for those with limited spac...

Bulb Planting 101

Sep 25 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Bulb Planting 101

Spring flowering bulbs are some of the most rewarding plants you can grow. All it takes is a little elbow grease on the front end and patience. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when you head...

10 Spring Bulb Questions

Sep 19 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

10 Spring Bulb Questions

Every year I receive lots of questions regarding tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowering bulbs. Most of these questions either come in the spring when these garden beauties are in ...

Tall Bearded Iris

Aug 22 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Tall Bearded Iris

When I studied in England, I visited a well-known garden called Hestercomb on a day in May when the tall bearded irises were in full bloom. In one of the garden rooms, I found a long double row of ...

Selecting Spring Bulbs

Aug 20 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Selecting Spring Bulbs

Although fall bulb planting time may seem months away, it will be here sooner than you think. And to get those beautiful spring blooms, you have to plant bulbs in the fall. Here are a few tips on s...