If you have shady areas in your garden you may like to try growing a shrub that is known as Japanese Kerria, a deciduous shrub for all seasons.
Learn about the diversity of Island Flower beds on this Focus on Flowers.
I was given my Callicarpa as a gift, and it is certainly a gift that keeps on giving.
Flowering trees are great treasures in a garden and an asset in any season, whether they're flowered or bare.
And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.
This is the season to savor the flowers that are still blooming and to harvest the flowers that dry well for winter arrangements.