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...
Never plant it where it borders a lawn; it will escape into the grass and be impossible to get rid of!
This hard-to-find arum really adds an exotic touch to my garden!
Coral bells have gorgeous foliage that present endless possibilities.
Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.
Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.
In December, there are varied types of evergreen foliage that can be used to contrast form, color and texture in vases and centerpieces.
Unless the foliage of other perennials grows up to mask the bulb foliage as it decays, the garden looks a mess.
Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.