The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
Many gardens don’t have room for such big plants! But in those that do, Joe Pye weed is sure to please both humans...and butterflies.
Carolina Silverbells used to be hard to find and were rarely seen in home gardens, but now I'm determined to find one!
Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.
This is an adaptable native tree with no serious disease or pest problems and a lovely branching pattern.
Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.
Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.