Plants

Grow edibles and ornamentals successfully—here’s how.

Edible Spotlight: Cleopatra Oregano

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  Add a winner to your herb garden: Cleopatra is a 2015 All-America Winner. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, ‘Cleopatra’ has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding ‘Cleopatra’ to their roasted vegetables and …

Plants We Love: Heuchera Grape Soda

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  Coral bells have been a mainstay of the garden for generations. In grandma’s garden or newly installed contemporary gardens, trust Heucheras to provide a variety of colors, leaf variations and textures. Planted in large groupings it lends itself well …

We Love Fremont’s Primrose

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There is much to love with this award-winning plant. GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association, singled out this yellow-flowering beauty for its good looks and tough nature. This drought-tolerant native …

What’s All the Buzz About?

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If you want to attract pollinators in droves to your garden, you cannot go wrong with Agastache ‘Bolero’ from American Meadows. This plant is a favorite among hummingbirds and butterflies. Drought-tolerant once established, ‘Bolero’ produces pink spike-like flowers that begin …

Plants We Love: New Jersey Tea

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GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association, focuses on plants for year-round interest. And isn’t that what many gardeners struggle with—achieving year-round interest in the garden? That is why we love …

Always Make Room for Orchids!

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Yellow fringed orchid is a perfect fit for gardens that are never dry. Also known as orange plume, this plant adapts best to wetlands, moist meadows and wooded areas. Reaching a mature height of 40 inches, yellow fringed orchid produces …