Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.
Many of us in the Midwest are planting even more peonies than ever. These easy-care plants do have some problems. One is buds that never develop into blooms.
Balloon flowers' petals flare out so that the bottom of the flower is broader than the top and shaped like a bell.
In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.
Freezing temperatures at the end of winter may injure plants that have started growing for Spring.
Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.
The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.
Annual sweet peas are delightfully fragrant and come in a variety of colors. However,...
Learn how the foliage of perennials contribute to the overall design of your garden.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.