Louis Raymond experiments in his own gardens like

a mad scientist, searching out plants that most people have

never seen before & figuring out how to make them perform.- The Boston Globe

…Louis Raymond ensures that trees can grow in Brooklyn…

or just about any other place where concrete consumes

the dirt and skyscrapers shield the sunshine.- USA Today


NEW Trips to Take!

Myrtle's easy when the conditions are right.


NEW Plants to Try!

Louis tries to capture the exact words to describe the fleeting but deep pleasures to be found in these Summer-into-Autumn incredibles.


New Gardening to Do!

Allergic to bees? You can still have an exciting garden, full of flowers and color and wildlife.


Plant Profiles

Farges' Clematis


I'm lucky to be able to reach up to guide even one of the starry flowers of this clematis toward the camera.  It's a tree-climber, and the rest of the blooms are fifteen feet above me.

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Gold-leaved Holly Osmanthus


Ah, my gold-leaved osmanthus.  The whole bush is so slow-growing and so small, it's almost better to photograph it in close-up.  Then, maybe, you'll think there's a whole lot of more it, but just out of frame.

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