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.
Japanese Tree Lilac is a useful, adaptable ornamental tree.
Carolina Silverbells used to be hard to find and were rarely seen in home gardens, but now I'm determined to find one!
This tree has multi-seasonal interest with attractive branching and lovely pink blooms in the spring.
This star magnolia is certainly a spring “star” but fades into the adjacent greenery a bit once her precocious flowers fade away.
Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.