Astilbes with varying bloom times can be used to create a lovely, low-maintenance shaded bed.
I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.
Foliage color can light up the landscape in all seasons of the year, not only in the fall...
Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.
If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.
The cool fall weather causes plants that are new to your garden to transition more comfortably...
A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.
Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .
If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.
In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...