We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.
With constant, changing weather patterns, March flowers have it rough. Learn about the "Brave Flowers of March" on this Focus on the Flowers.
In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.
Both private and public landscapes should captivate our senses during all four seasons of the year.
Try to plant shrubs to provide a succession of bloom from spring into fall.
It contrasts well with other colors and flower shapes, never needs staking, is untroubled by pests and deer avoid it.
The tiny scilla is one of these rewarding yet undemanding fellows.
Thomas Dolliver Church created a modern landscape design esthetic that is seen all over California.
And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.
The scents of summer can surround us if we grow plants like these, strategically placed in our garden.