The Puzzle That Is Tansy

Have you heard of Tansy? It’s a pretty perennial herb that grows about three feet tall and is often seen along roadsides. I have it growing in my backyard, thanks to a neighbor who has generously gifted me plants from her garden over the…

Behold, the Bachelor’s Button…(aka Cornflower)

One of my favorite garden plants this season has been the Bachelor’s Buttons – aka Cornflowers. I used to read novels (usually romance novels) in which characters were described as having “cornflower blue eyes”. I never knew what that meant until I started gardening…

The Peony

I have a single peony plant in my garden. It was here when we moved in, and when I first noticed it, it was kind of gangly. It had been plopped into a tricky area of the yard that tends toward shade as spring progresses. The peony…