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.
Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.
Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.
July is a month when hot weather saps the energy of gardeners, but July-blooming plants are undaunted.