Virtues: We love string of beads for their cascades of vine-like stems full of bead-shaped, vibrant green leaves. Small, whimsical white flowers bloom in mid-fall through winter, releasing bursts of cinnamon-like fragrance.
Daylilies are easy to cross, making the choices on the market limitless. No matter what size, shape or color daylily you want, you’re likely to find one to match (except true white or blue!). But will it grow well? Happily …
There’s nothing as soothing as an emerald carpet of moss on a damp, misty morning. Mosses combine wonderfully with ferns and evergreen groundcovers in the shady garden and I hope you’ll agree that mosses are one plant that no garden should be without.
Try these heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.
To add bright interest to your garden, turn to these surprisingly vivid deciduous shrubs and trees.
What can you look forward to adding to your garden in 2011?
Oakleaf hydrangea offers year-round interest in the garden.
We asked leading landscape designers for one of their favorite plants to work with. Here’s what Susan Morrison, a landscape designer and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area, had to say:
Bamboo muhly is a fine-textured grass that adds movement to the landscape.
Golden currant (Ribes aureum) is both an ornamental and edible shrub.
‘Bronze’ phormium is a dramatic foliage plant.