Tag Archives: foliage plants

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 …

Edible Spotlight: Dolce Fresca Basil

Dolce Basil

  This new basil is compact, fragrant and perfect for container and traditional gardens and it is delicious. The compact nature of ‘Dolce Fresca’, less than 2 feet tall, makes it ideally suited for container and windowsill gardens. This basil …

Plants We Love: Ponderosa Pine

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Pinus ponderosa is one of the most common native pines in North America. This stunning evergreen is greatly appreciated in the landscape, especially when winter settles in. Green needles add much needed color in the landscape and the dense canopy …

We Love ‘Tiki Torch’ Elephant Ears

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Caladiums have been a long-time favorite of gardeners. Over the years, an increasing variety of color combinations and patterns have kept this plant well rooted in garden design. Experienced gardeners know the design benefits of foliage plants. We love ‘Tiki …

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

The royal bloodline of this Pennisetum family has done it again—‘First Knight’ napier grass has the boldest, darkest, richest black-purple foliage color to date and it’s ruling the gardens in style. We love how the foliage of ‘First Knight’ stands …

Terrariums—Yes You Can!

Terrariums Horticulture

Terrariums are surprisingly simple to make and even easier to maintain. Gardens in miniature are fun to build, are appealing to Fairy Garden enthusiasts and are well suited for the not-so-attentive indoor gardeners. The first thing you will learn, unless …

We Love Wercklea Ferox

Wercklea ferox

A shrub in the hibiscus family, this tropical wonder from Costa Rica has gorgeous leaves that reach up to 2 feet across and deep red veins and spines that accentuate the architectural quality of the shrub. As if the gorgeous …

Keeping Houseplants Happy and Healthy

Caring for house plants

As the days get colder and shorter many of us turn our gardening attention indoors. Whether you are bringing in tender plants that cannot withstand the winter months outside or simply adding to your permanent indoor plant collection, we have …

Hosta Shade Partners

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  Many gardeners are drawn to a particular plant and design gardens to showcase and accentuate that favorite kind. Many gardeners of the shade have hostas on the top of their must-have list. Hostas are easy to grow, come in …