I would not be without Verbena bonariensis in my garden. It’s an annual, but it attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and bees.
Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.
You can plant these little beauties liberally in beds and rock gardens and naturalize them in other undisturbed spaces.
I have quite a bit of catmint in my garden, but sadly I don’t have a cat...
Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
The botanical name Digitalis is from the Latin for finger, and “folk” refers to fairies, hence the common name of folks' gloves or fairies' gloves.