Tag Archives: year-round interest

Plant Matrona Sedum for Cold-Season Interest

sedum matrona

Virtues: We love Sedum ‘Matrona’ for its stunning, blush colored flower heads that bloom atop of stout, radiant red stems in late summer lasting into fall.  Beneath the large flower heads you will find a spectacular display of lush, silverish-green …

Book Review: Powerhouse Plants

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Powerhouse Plants 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice 284 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $24.95 After the brutal summer we experienced last year here in the U.S., many gardeners are looking to garden a little differently. …

Tidying Up Heuchera Plants by Pruning Them

Heuchera

Heucheras, commonly referred to as coral bells, are stunning, shade-loving foliage plants with an abundance of different varieties in varying vibrant colors. Although beautiful, these charming evergreen perennials often can become ratty after a harsh winter. However there is a …

Filifera Falsecypress: An Evergreen Tree with Great Texture

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Virtues: We love sawara falsecypress for its hreadlike foliage in vibrant shades of greens to golden yellows that dangles down in a spectacular weeping effect, gracefully covering the smooth, stunning reddish-brown trunk, which peels away its bark in vertical plates.