Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.
Caryopteris can be grown singly, in multiples, or as a long hedge for maximum impact.
I would not be without Verbena bonariensis in my garden. It’s an annual, but it attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and bees.
Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.
Mulch helps plants remain healthier and hardier by insulating and reducing weeds.
When buying plants for hanging baskets remind yourself of the old saying: one should include “a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.”
Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.
So many options for displaying annuals, and I usually just stick them in a pot!