Common names for these wonderful plants are Christmas rose or Lenten rose, depending on the species and time of bloom.
As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage (not shown in this picture) is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Adult butterflies linger in our gardens longer when we have the types of plants on which they can lay their eggs.
Commonly called false sunflowers, all heliopsis plants are North American wildflowers, and they make excellent cut flowers.
Herbaceous perennials that can exist with minimal water include artemisia, coreopsis, sedum, yarrow, yucca and the euphorbia species.
Site each plant in a spot that fits its requirements for sun or shade, as the correct location is crucial to long-term success!
Japanese anemones have nice foliage that stifles weeds...and they seem intent on garden domination!