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Thursday, April 26, 2012

What’s in your Basket of Gold?

Thomas Dekker, the Elizabethan poet and dramatist once said, “A mask of gold hides all deformities.” We all know there are a few places like that in our gardens. Are you looking for a perfect mass of gold? Don’t overlook Alyssum saxatile (Basket-of-Gold). This hardy perennial (Zones: 3-7) jumps out at you with sunshine oomph on these cool spring mornings. Its bright yellow blossom makes this mossy rock wall pop, welcoming one to stop, linger and enjoy. Drought-tolerant, this honey of a perennial does well in craggy spaces; perfect for an alpine garden. It’s another one of those deer resistant plants, which is always a plus for many gardeners.

So what’s in your basket of gold?  It’s the perfect time to try out this full sun perennial and mask a few of those deformities in the garden.  

Images of Alyssum saxatile (Basket-of-Gold) in our garden by Ann Bilowz

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