Foliage color can light up the landscape in all seasons of the year, not only in the fall...
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
January 26 is Australia Day, and the floral emblem of Australia is the golden wattle.
For bouquets, cut the goldenrod before the buds open, when they last well and no pollen is released.
Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.
A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.
These herbaceous evergreen plants flower best if pot bound.
In my zone 5 garden, Corydalis has self-sown in a rock wall and down cracks in the side of a set of cement stairs...
Never plant it where it borders a lawn; it will escape into the grass and be impossible to get rid of!