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 ...

Hens and Chicks

Jun 21 , 2018

P. Allen Smith

Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum, commonly known as hens and chicks, is a favorite for adding texture and pattern to the garden. The plant forms rosettes of succulent, green leaves that look like some sort of desert fl...