Begonias are beloved because of their textured, colorful foliage, as well as their pretty flowers.
When one has lots of different plants, it doesn’t always contribute to harmony and cohesion in a garden…
Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.
As I look at my garden, my eye goes to a few plants that I’ve had for years and feel I could not live without.
Low growers are like the glue in garden beds, holding things together and making the garden look cohesive.
Astilbes with varying bloom times can be used to create a lovely, low-maintenance shaded bed.
I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.
Foliage color can light up the landscape in all seasons of the year, not only in the fall...
Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.