These herbaceous evergreen plants flower best if pot bound.
The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.
Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .
Always keep cut flowers away from hot air vents and drafts.
Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.
Conditioning really does extend the life of cut flowers so it's worth the effort.
Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.