Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.
There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.
A cultivar of our native plant Boltonia was named in honor of Jim Crockett, original host of "The Victory Garden."
Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.
If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.