Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...
Newly situated plants need more frequent watering than established plants.
Our native Aronia arbutifolia with the common name of red chokeberry is a shrub that offers four seasons of interest in our gardens.
As I look at my fall garden, I am reminded of the plants that persist year after year regardless of both neglect and challenging weather conditions.
In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.
Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.
Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.
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.
Hot dry weather is a challenge for gardeners, who long for plants that don’t wilt in high summer.