Before we purchase new plants for our gardens, we should always read the plant tags carefully.
Coral bells have gorgeous foliage that present endless possibilities.
This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.
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.