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

Today in the Garden of a Lifetime: False Nettle in Bloom



May into August, the unusual foliage and self-reliant habit of Sycamore-leaved False Nettle make it an essential groundcovering ornamental for part-shade gardens. Beginning in late August, the show just bets better: The plant sprouts palest-green tassels from each leaf axil.  They become more pendulous in maturity—don't we all—but they greet the Summer with a "Sniffing the air, and isn't it dandy!" alertness.



Here's how to grow this easy and eccentric perennial.

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