Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
Now that we have had our first frosts in the Midwest, I am thinking about what to plant next year.
An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.
Walls of plants, both indoors and out, are trendy, though they were actually featured by the Brazilian designer Roberto Burley Marks over 100 years ago.
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.
I have Iteas in both sun and shade in my Midwest garden, and it is one of the few shrubs that will flower in shade.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...
A poem from an unknown author illustrates how the life span of each Spring bloom is compressed.
Sounds brutal, but dead-heading is important for promoting new growth.