Plants with common names that are not so pretty should not deter us from using them in our gardens.
Namesake plant gifts are easy to send and are usually well received.
Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...
Here are a few ground covers that I like to use to stifle the weeds and tie other plants together in a pleasing manner.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.