Author Archives: Meghan Shinn

Crimson Flag Lily Flowers in the Fall

crimson flag lily

Virtues: Crimson flag lily offers brilliant red flowers in the fall and textural grassy foliage that can be evergreen in the warmer parts of its hardiness range. It is related to irises.

Tea Plants Native to North America

tea plant

After the Boston Tea Party of 1773, patriots looked for alternatives to purchasing the tea brought by the British from China. Several kinds of “liberty tea” soon appeared throughout the colonies, featuring herbs such as thyme, sage and rosemary. People …

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Mexican Feathergrass Adds Elegant Texture and Motion

mexican feathergrass

Virtues: Mexican feathergrass contributes movement to the garden with its elegant foliage and flower heads. This ornamental grass maintains a compact size and shape. It is highly tolerant of drought once its roots are established in the soil.