All of you who apologize for getting in your Design Workshop contributions right at the end of the month can feel a little smug now, because here I’m doing the same thing to Fran. Sorry Fran!
First, a few comments on her GGW Plant Pick of the Month for September: Agastache. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) was one of the first perennials I grew successfully from seed, and I was very fond of it for a few years, grateful for its speedy growth, its abundant flowers, and its root beer-scented foliage. It taught me an important lesson in perennial propagation, however: If a plant is easy for even a novice gardener to grow from seed, there’s a good probability that it will just as easily grow itself from seed. Enthusiastically. Everywhere. Continue Reading →