Tag Archives: perennials

A Plant to Love: Pink Pig Crepemyrtle

Pink Pig Mid Size Crapemyrtle

This mid-size crapemyrtle has a lovely pink bloom that is set off by its luscious green foliage. Bred to be disease and mildew resistant, this new introduction by famed plant breeder Dr. Michael Dirr is delighting gardeners. Its smaller stature …

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 …

We Love Thomas A Becket Roses

'Thomas à Becket'

We love the new Thomas A Becket rose from David Austin Roses. Unlike many of Austin’s other roses, this rose has a more natural shrub habit similar to a species rose. Its blooms are more on the casual side, large …

We Love ‘Enchanted Eve’ Tickseed

Horticulture Plants We Love tickseed

The vibrant red, orange and yellow of ‘Enchanted Eve’ tickseed livens up the garden from summer through fall. This is the latest introduction by master hybridizer, Darrell Probst. After 10 years of intense breeding and research, gardeners are treated to …

We Love ‘Pumpkin Igloo’ Mum

pumpkin Igloo mum Horticulture

Cool, crisp air, new colors appearing on trees and shrubs and, of course, a chance to plant mums are all signs that fall is arriving at last. We love ‘Pumpkin Igloo’ for its pumpkin-color flowers that shout, “Fall is here!” …

We Love ‘Tiny Tortuga’ Turtlehead

Turtle Head Horticulture

Damp spots in the garden, perhaps by a stream or pond or in a well-watered container, are the perfect places to include the resilient perennial ‘Tiny Tortuga’. This dwarf turtlehead is an offspring of the more widely known variety ‘Hot …