The heads of the dinner plate dahlias are quite heavy, and sometimes they are displayed in a large float bowl so viewers can look down on their gorgeous petals.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...
Helen of Troy calmed witnesses of the horrors of the Trojan War with a drink made of wine and opium. Learn more about poppies on this Focus on Flowers.
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
Emily Dickinson was an avid gardener and her poetry reflects this.
One of the most gorgeous shrubs that can be planted late is the tree peony.