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.
Part of my fascination with this iris is that the deer leave them alone.
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.
All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
I just can’t seem to get enough of these dark-colored plants in my garden.
Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.