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Why Grow That, When You Can Grow This? — The Gardenist

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 08, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Rochelle Greayer last modified Mar 07, 2013

As a garden designer I frequently see newer gardeners make plant choices that I shake my head at. With experience comes the knowledge that some of the basic choices presented by nurseries and big box stores are not only uninteresting, but often not really the best choice for other reasons, too. Disease resistance, hardiness, or how easy the plants are to grow are often factors that seem to be disregarded in the choices. Many times the reason those plants are there is because they fill our collective memory; we all think we know something about them and have a sentimentality that drives us to buy. More






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