Many gardens don’t have room for such big plants! But in those that do, Joe Pye weed is sure to please both humans...and butterflies.
Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.
The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.
These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.
It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.
All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.
Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.
You may think that you have little that is valuable to bequeath to family and friends...
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.