Tag Archives: drought-tolerant plants

Veitch’s Blue Globe Thistle Offers Cool Midsummer Color

veitch's blue globe thistle

Virtues: Veitch’s Blue thistle is an herbaceous perennial that thrives in full sun. This plant is relatively low-maintenance and it attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer steer clear, preferring tastier plants.This is an excellent flower for cutting and drying.

Colorful ‘Cheyenne Sky’ Switchgrass

Virtues: We love Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’ for its eye-catching blue-green foliage that becomes tinged with a striking wine-red hue in early summer. As the summer progresses, this exquisite plant is overtaken with color, topped with matching burgundy-red flower panicles …

Watering Plants an Inch of Water

garden hose

If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.

Hybrid Geraniums | Calliope vs. Caliente

CalienteDeepRedGeranium

Question: What can you tell me about the new Calliope and Caliente geraniums?  The Calliope and Caliente series of hybrid geraniums are a result of over 10 years of refining ivy-zonal crosses to harvest the best features of each type …

Swan River daisy: Brachycome iberidifolia

Brachyscome iberidifolia

Virtues: We love Swan River daisy for its abundance of vibrant flowers and drought tolerance.This care-free, fast-growing  annual blooms during the summer months and works well as a border or filler for flowerbeds, hanging baskets and window boxes.The mildly-fragrant blooms also …