Virtues: We love painted daisies for their vibrant bursts of color in stunning hues ranging from pure whites and pinks to lively yellows, purples and crimson reds, with fern-like, deep green foliage that offers a striking contrast against the alluring … Read Article
Virtues: We love Veronica ‘Hocus Pocus’ for its stunning, long violet-blue flower wands that radiate color throughout early- to midsummer; with long-lasting blooms that make up more than half of the plant’s height, these butterfly-loving perennials are sure to enhance … Read Article
Impatiens is a shade-loving tender perennial (often grown as an annual) that blooms in a wide range of beautiful colors such as reds, purples, pinks, whites and oranges. While they are popular selections with long-lived, eye-catching blooms, they are becoming … Read Article
Some dahlia tubers I was storing are moldy. Can I treat them somehow and plant them?
Virtues: We Love Lo & Behold buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ for its small size and its eye-catching dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully against the spikes of stunning, tiny blue to lavender fragrant blooms perfect for attracting butterflies. This dwarf butterfly … Read Article
Virtues: We love jack-in-the-pulpit for its striking and bizarre flower structure, which gives rise to its common name. This perennial also offers visual interest after its spring flowers fade.
Virtues: We love creeping mazus for its stunning mat-like foliage that creeps over the ground in a carpet of deep green. In spring through summer, the groundcover is speckled with tiny clusters of bluish-purple, tubular flowers with white centers spotted … Read Article
Virtues: We love Sugar Tyme crabapple for its glossy, rich green ovate foliage and stunning pink flower buds that blossom into fragrant, snowy white flowers in spring. Masses of radiant red crabapples appear in fall and stay throughout winter.
Virtues: We love pagoda dogwood for its elegant form and small size, which makes it a great specimen tree for a small garden space. This ornamental spring-flowering tree attracts birds with its late-summer fruit and it can host the larvae … Read Article
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
Virtues: We love Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Nana’ for its leathery, rich, deep green leaves that rest upon gracefully arched stems, transforming into stunning shades of purple, red, bronze and burgundy in fall through winter. Clusters of perfumed white flowers bloom in … Read Article