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!
Botanical Latin has a large number of words for the colors yellow and white...
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.
This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.