Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
Here's an idea for a gardener's valentine gift: an I.O.U. to visit this wonderful garden next summer!
I have recently become besotted with chartreuse foliage, even though, or perhaps because, it is a color that I have never been able to wear.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?
Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.
My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.
Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.
Lilac and lavender, roses and annual sweet-peas have distinctive and memorable scents.