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

Feather-leaf Rodgersia



A good motto for the garden—and for life: Better to be interesting than beautiful.  It's much easier, and much more fun into old age.  Here's a plant that lives the philosophy right from its first appearance each Spring. 

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Siberian Bugloss



Flowers like forget-me-nots.  Large veiny leaves like American ginger.  And a fabulously ugly name:  Bugloss.  Yum!

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