I would not be without Verbena bonariensis in my garden. It’s an annual, but it attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and bees.
African violets are native to eastern Africa and were collected in the wild during the late 19th century by Baron von Saint-Paul.
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”
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.