What Do We Mean When We Talk About Native Plants?

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’, 2024 Perennial Plant of the Year If you’ve spent any time in recent years reading books or magazines about gardening, you will be aware of the growing interest in native plants. Regular readers of our catalog will likely have a general understanding of what this term refers to and why a gardener might seek out native plants. Because this is a complicated topic and is often over-simplified in bite-sized media, we’d like to briefly discuss the ways in which native plants figure in what we do at White Flower Farm.  What Is a Native Plant? The definition…

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Category Begonias

Tuberous Begonias: The Last Chapter

Going Dormant, and Winter Slumber By Cheryl Whalen, Head Gardener Rewind a few months back to early October . . . The tuberous begonias in our display house begin to show signs of fatigue after four hot summer months of…

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