In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...
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.
Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.
Carolina Silverbells used to be hard to find and were rarely seen in home gardens, but now I'm determined to find one!
This tree has multi-seasonal interest with attractive branching and lovely pink blooms in the spring.
This is an adaptable native tree with no serious disease or pest problems and a lovely branching pattern.
Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
Like good friends, good shrubs have the capacity to keep surprising us with their many virtues!