African violets are native to eastern Africa and were collected in the wild during the late 19th century by Baron von Saint-Paul.
If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.
Some of their names are almost as lovely as the flowers themselves!
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
This hard-to-find arum really adds an exotic touch to my garden!
Botanical Latin has a large number of words for the colors yellow and white...
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.