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


Variegated Germander

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I've rarely met variegated foliage I didn't love.  'Lemon & Lime' is so variegated it only nods at chlorophyll—so, of course, this is a plant I had to have.

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Giant Joe Pye

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Summer's the stepladder season—the only way to get eye-level with the super-sized perennials.  This monarch butterfly is feasting eight feet in the air, on nectar of Giant Joe Pye Weed.

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