For many gardeners, sharing a love of plants with family and friends adds another layer of enjoyment to a very quiet pastime. In this episode, Daniel, Carol, and expert guest Catherine Cook explore plants that have special meaning or associations with their loved ones. Whether it’s a dogwood that provides plants to share with others, a native orchid that’s worth a long drive to see growing in the wild, a buttery-colored rose, or a “ganglion by a stone wall.” plant” that Danielle’s husband especially loves, these plants will surely make you think about the memories, stories and connections that make certain plants in your garden mean to you.
Expert Guest: Kathryn Cook is a landscape designer and co-owner of Spring Lake Garden Design in Sherman, Connecticut. You can read some of Catherine’s past articles here: https://www.finegardening.com/author/catharine-cooke.
Kosa dogwood (corns cosa, zones 5-8).
Siberian Iris (Iris sibericazones 4-9).
The Korean spice viburnum (Verbena Carlisi, zones 4-8).
‘Horstman’s Recrud’ Larch (Larix decidua (‘Harstman’s Record’, Zones 2–7)
Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium reginaezones 2a–7).
Eastern red cedar (Juniperus Virginiazones 2-9).
Trailing Orbits (Epigaea repenszones 3–7).
Strawberry Rhubarb (Rahm Rahbarbaramzones 3–8).
Julia Child™ rose (Rosa ‘Wekvossutono’, zones 4–9)
‘Constance Sperry’ Rose (Rosa ‘Constance Sperry’, Zones 5–10)
‘New Dawn’ Rose (Rosa ‘New Dawn’, Zones 5-10)