Not really sure which of the many available Coreopsis this one is but it has been an outstanding perennial for the last two years. The bright double flowers have been brightening up a small strip bed by the driveway and slowly increasing in size. Up until about two weeks ago it was still blooming but the snow and cold finally got to it. It is plants like this that make gardening easy. Other than a little trimming and some deadheading no maintenance was required. I hope we can divide this one next spring and spread the joy to somewhere else in the garden.
On my desk right now I am trying to design a new vegetable garden for a long-standing client. The existing garden is a good mix of perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees and firmly established. We finally decided on a spot for the “farm” and pending a few trees being removed are ready to go. I want a functional and esthetic design that uses the space to fullest extent but still looks good.