Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.
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.
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
Color combinations can make plant neighbors “pop” and show us that more of the one thing is not always better.
Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.
All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.
This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.
The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.
Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.
At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.