Campanulas, or bellflowers, are plants with bell-shaped blue or white blooms, and they range in height from ground-hugging dwarfs to plants that grow to 6 feet.
Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.
Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.
In the dog days of summer, walking through the garden is certainly preferable to working in it.
Find out the key to growing great roses, even in unpredictable midwest weather.
Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.
The price one pays for this indulgence is that once something flowers it usually self seeds. Before long the garden's original design becomes blurred...
Take a deep breath, pick up your clippers and shear these plants back right now.
I have been reading about a new hydrangea that should be available in our local nurseries next spring. I have already put it on my "must have" list.
Lespedeza is one of the best flowering shrubs for late summer and early fall. It has long arching stems weighed down by large sprays of purple pea flowers.