Plants are at the heart of any garden. 

But no garden can have every one, so there are always more to discover. 

Meet them here, at LouisThePlantGeek.com, where I celebrate must-have plants that are as uncommon as they are astonishing.

There’s no limit to the excitement—the shock, surprise, joy, deep comfort—that they can provide.  More color, texture, personality. 

More diversity of talent and display.  More peaks of bloom year-round.

More fun!

And so with these plants, there’s no limit to how uncommon & astonishing a garden itself can become.  More exuberant abandon.  More cool restraint. 

A more uncompromising vision.  A higher-flying freedom.

I’m Louis Raymond, the Plant Geek.  Garden as I garden—so then, for you too, there’s always something more.



Here's the site

Louis's Daily Chronicle

In his Gardening Journal, Louis shares his experiences with extraordinary plants—successes as well as failures—at home in his Rhode Island gardens.

The One-Minute Videos


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Plants to Try, Gardening to Do, and hort-watching Trips to Take around the world.





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See a Plant You Just Have to Grow?

Use the Search box, or click Plants to Try in the nav bar, and then browse by picture as well as by Latin and common names.

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