Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

Monthly hortiscope for March

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Gardeners born under the sign of the wheelbarrow are intrepid and full of energy. Need help with a strenuous gardening project? They are the friend to call. But if the project is going to take a while, think twice because these gardeners are also a bit impatient. Favorite flowers include geraniums, honeysuckle and witch-hazel. Hawthorns are often associated with gardeners born under this sign, and vegetables include alliums, leeks and shallots.

Famous botanists and gardeners born this month include Pehr Kalm, Swedish botanist; Luther Burbank, American botanist/horticulturist; Andre Michaux, French botanist; Lilla Irvin Leach, self-taught American botanist; Archibald Menzies, Scottish physician and naturalist; Liberty Hyde Bailey, American horticulturist; Anders (Andreas) Dahl, Swedish botanist; Thomas Meehan, botanist and nurseryman; Professor Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, German botanist; Vincent Van Gogh, painter; Wilhelm Kordes II, German rose breeder and Vita Sackville-West, English author & gardener.

Thumbnail by Terry
Mukwonago, WI

Hypericum kalmianum is one of my favorite plants the Kalm found on his exploration of No. America's NE . It is reliably hardy, tough and has wonderful sunburst-like blooms for months in early and mid-summer.

Thumbnail by heritageflowerfarm
Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Thanks for this great info!

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or sign up to post.