Virtues: If you’re looking for a coneflower that’s exciting yet still maintains some of the simple grace of the species, check out Sombrero Baja Burgundy coneflower. This selection has the flower structure of the species: a central cone surrounded by … Read Article
Virtues: Small-space gardeners will delight in Blue Puffball chastetree (Vitex agnus castus ‘PIIVAC-II’ or Blue Puffball). This long-blooming shrub stays short and compact, making it an easy addition to city gardens or tight corners in established beds and borders. Flowers … Read Article
Bronze may signal third place at the Olympics, but it’s a top-rate performer in the garden. Bronze-colored plants set a garden apart, and they’re easy to use because of their neutral color.
Virtues: Draw bees and butterflies to your garden with ‘Beedance Painted Red’ bidens, which blooms spring through fall. Heat doesn’t stop these flowers, but it does have an effect on them.
Virtues: L.A. Dreamin’ bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla L.A. Dreamin’ or ‘Lindsey Ann’) delivers big, colorful flowers even after a frigid winter or a pruning mishap.
The Summer Olympics open this Friday. While the world’s top athletes covet the gold medal, think about adding golden plants to your garden!
Virtues: ‘Summer Jewel White’, an award-winning tender salvia, draws hummingbirds, bees and butterflies with its tubular flowers. Meanwhile its compact size and pure white color makes it an easy addition to garden beds and containers alike. This ornamental sage makes … Read Article
Dianthus ‘Jolt’ is an interspecific dianthus. Jolt is the most heat-tolerant dianthus available to gardeners today. It is very durable with few diseases. And to add to its beauty, it continues to flower throughout the season without setting seeds. … Read Article
Plant it in the garden, in a container, grow it as an indoor plant or give it as a gift. ‘Bandera Purple’ is at home just about anywhere. This lavender has a compact mounding habit that maintains a tight form. … Read Article
Eryngium yuccifolium, also known as rattlesnake master or button snake root, is a clever combination of the appearance of yucca and sea holly—at least in the eyes of this gardener. A member of carrot/parsley family (Apiaceae), this native plant thrives … Read Article
Fanfare blanket flower is not for the subdued garden. This is a powerhouse of color and drama. It’s perfect for the garden that contains every color or for a monochromatic palette that calls for a punch of color here and … Read Article