C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love Dolce® ‘Wildberry’ Heuchera ~ AKA Coral Bells

Name:  Dolce® 'Wildberry' Coral Bells Heuchera Type of Plant:  Heucheras are perennials that are native to North America… Dolce® ‘Wildberry’ grows to about 12” tall and 18” wide. This variety of coral bells blooms with white flowers that have pink calyxes. Why I Love...

The 2024 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

I'm excited! This is the 10th year of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival and there will be 100 gardens on tour, plus many special events. Last night I presented a virtual talk about the event to 85 people from all over the USA: I gave them the backstory about this...

Making A Fake Plant

There are so many photos of fantastical plants making the rounds on social media. Black Iris with neon-colored veins and white stars...pink Hosta with orchid-like spires of flowers...one more outrageous than the next, and always people who think they are real. So this...
Is This A Foxglove?

Is This A Foxglove?

It is mid-May in my garden, and a time when biennials, weeds, and perennials are growing fast. It's also a time when I see posts on social media asking, "Is this a foxglove plant?" I love the biennial foxgloves, and...

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I Love Parrot Tulips

I Love Parrot Tulips

Name: Parrot Tulips  Type of Plant: Tulips with ruffled petals and often, multicolored flowers. Why I Love This Plant: These tulips have large,...

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Garden Vegetable Pasta

Garden Vegetable Pasta

One of the favorite dishes in my house is a pasta made with fresh vegetables from the garden. In this version, The basics of what we call "Summer...

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