Tag Archives: foliage plants

Stunning Silver Plants for Dry Times

lambs ears

Olympic athletes may be disappointed to settle for silver, but it’s a most desirable color in the garden. Silver-leaved plants are a sophisticated design choice, and, even better, they tend to be drought tolerant. 

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master- picture from Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati

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 …

Plants We Love: Heuchera Grape Soda

Heuchera 'Grape Soda' Horticulture

  Coral bells have been a mainstay of the garden for generations. In grandma’s garden or newly installed contemporary gardens, trust Heucheras to provide a variety of colors, leaf variations and textures. Planted in large groupings it lends itself well …

We Love Persian Spires Upright Ironwood

Persian Spires

We love how this upright beauty, Persian Spires, offers gorgeous color to the garden through the seasons. This easy-to-grow ornamental is related to witch hazel. Not only is the foliage stunning, but when the tree matures, its exfoliating bark adds …

Flavor Before Flowers

Burpee Basil Persian

Persian basil is winning well-deserved praise. This basil is easy to grow and it has a great shape, large leaves and a wonderful taste. The flowers, which are also attractive, emerge later, saving time on pinching back the plant. The …