You know the expression “the shoemaker’s children have no shoes”? Sometimes I feel that way about my yard. The Horticulture editor’s garden has no plants. Well, last weekend I stole some time to plant some shrubs. With a wet week predicted here and a sale at the nursery, I couldn’t resist. Read Article
Virtues: Very drought tolerant. Large spring flowers. Attracts butterflies and moths. Common name: Soapweed Botanical name: Yucca glauca Flowers: Multiple creamy white or slightly green bell-shaped flowers appear on tall (foot) stalks in late spring. Foliage: Narrow, spiky, to 30 … Read Article
We love Adam’s needle (Yucca filamentosa) for its strong form, wide range of hardiness and dramatic midsummer flowers.
FLOWERING BROAD-LEAVED evergreen shrubs are unexcelled for providing all-season interest. Rhododendrons, pieris, camellias, laurustinus, skimmias, aucubas, evergreen azaleas, and all the rest rightfully deserve all the coddling, pampering, and winter protection they require in all but the mildest climates. But … Read Article
You can gain more privacy with the right kinds of landscaping. Not only can plants serve the same purpose as a fence or a high wall, but they can do so in a softer, more attractive, and more effective way. Read Article
Dichroa febrifuga is an evergreen shrub with blue flowers and blue fruit. Read Article