Slugs provide food for snakes and toads. It seems like poetic justice that they get munched up as they feast on so many of our flowering plants...
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.
Learn about the diversity of Island Flower beds on this Focus on Flowers.
Flowering deciduous shrubs are good investments for gardeners who want continuous bloom across the growing seasons.
Catnip, also known as Catmint, is aptly named. Cats love it, and it is a member of the mint family. This plant's botanical name is Nepeta.
If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.
It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.
And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.
Many flowering plants were first cultivated because they were useful rather than decorative.