Ron Wilson Plant of the Week
Baby Cakes Blackberry
Growing edibles is hot…no doubt. In the ground, in raised beds, in containers…growing things you can eat is jumping off the gardening charts. And with smaller yards, smaller gardens, more container gardening, and wanting ‘lower maintenance’, plant breeders have been developing new selections of edibles to fit this bill. One I can’t wait to try, brand new for this year, from the Bushel and Berry Series of dwarf berry plants, is ‘BABY CAKES’….a dwarf, thornless blackberry perfect for patio pots with its compact habit. In summer, large, sweet berries present on the plant in a fireworks-like spray of fruit. In most regions, this blackberry will produce twice in one season! Zones 4-8, full sun, 3-4’ tall.
Joe Strecker Plant of the Week
Easy Lemon Zest Rose
With cheery yellow flowers and excellent disease resistance, this is a must-have for your landscape or containers.