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September 25, 2014

 

sneezeweed

Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.

September 18, 2014

 

bog plant

Bog Plants

Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.

September 11, 2014

 

shady plants

Shady But Dry

Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...

September 4, 2014

 

native wildflowers

Native Wildflowers

It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.

August 28, 2014

 

sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

August 21, 2014

 

xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.

August 14, 2014

 

strong color

Strong Colors

Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.

August 7, 2014

 

bush clover

A Lacy, Graceful Shrub: Bush Clover

Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.

July 31, 2014

 

turtlehead

Snappy Little Turtleheads

An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.

July 24, 2014

 

bee dance

Bad For Bees

Some of the plants we buy for our gardens are pretreated with neonicotinoid pesticides that are harmful to bees.

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