I’m trying to make a “garden for the senses.” Plants for sight, taste, texture and fragrance are pretty apparent but can you help me with plants for the sense of hearing? Read Article
Some ideas for what to plant with Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii), the 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year. Read Article
There’s no getting around it . . . shrubs take up space! Make them earn their position—insist they offer more than one season of interest. Here are some great multiseason deciduous shrubs.
Looking for a great year-round green presence in the landscape? Check out these evergreen shrubs.
Virtues: Its long, narrow leaves, held in a thick clump, serve as a fine-textured element in the landscape. Though it has a spiky look, its leaves are flexible and arching, not rigid, so they move in the breeze. They also … Read Article
Planting berrying shrubs or trees is the quickest way to increase the value of one’s property to wildlife. The natural habitat of the groups suggested here is for the most part open, sunny borders such as along a fence; some … Read Article
We love the shrub ‘Mount Airy’ fothergilla (Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’) for its fragrant bottlebrush flowers in spring, its size and its fall foliage color. Read Article
We love chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), a medium-size deciduous shrub, for its delicate spring bloom, long-lasting red berries and bright fall foliage, which makes it a good substitute for invasive burning bush (Euonymus alatus). Read Article
We love amur chokecherry (Prunus maackii) because it is a small deciduous tree with year-round interest. Read Article
We love ‘Contorta’ flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Contorta’) for its early bloom and its twisted branches, which lend it more interest out of flower than other quinces. Read Article
We love ‘De La Mina’ verbena (Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’) for its mounding habit, long bloom time and drought tolerance. Read Article