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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. 

A Plant to Love: ‘Dallas Blues’ Switchgrass

Dallas Blue Switchgrass

High Country Gardens is a fan of ‘Dallas Blues’ switchgrass, stating, “Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues’ is among the finest of our native ornamental grasses.” And Plants Delights calls it “among the most stunning forms ever selected.” This vase-shaped blue-hued grass …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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