A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
Now that we have had our first frosts in the Midwest, I am thinking about what to plant next year.
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage (not shown in this picture) is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
Eupatorium coelestinum is a perennial plant with fluffy blue flower heads.
The stems, flowers, and leaves of all species of monkshood are poisonous.
Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.
Campanulas, or bellflowers, are plants with bell-shaped blue or white blooms, and they range in height from ground-hugging dwarfs to plants that grow to 6 feet.