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.

How to Make Sure End-of-Season Plants You Buy Are Worth It

end-of-season plants

The end-of-season plants are on sale at your favorite nursery and at the big box stores. But how can you make sure that those bargain plants really are a good deal? (Translated: How to make sure the plants will live and not be a waste of your money?) Here are tips from our Adventures of Landless Gardener blogger, Jennifer Smith.

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Denver Daisy Brings Bright Color for Summer

Denver Daisy

Virtues: Denver Daisy is a long-blooming, heavy-blooming variety of North American native black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). It provides constant cheerful color in the summer garden while feeding bees and other pollinators. It tolerates poor soil, high heat and moderate dry …

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