Native plants are well adapted to our growing conditions, and so most of them are easy to grow and need only minimal care once established.
Liatris attracts lots of those lovely Monarch butterflies into our gardens.
Since the 1830s about 99 percent of American tall grass prairies have been destroyed.
Today we're focusing on blossoms with blue and lavender colors.
Early spring warmth causes some plants to break dormancy too soon with the result that they are damaged if it turns cold again.
We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.
Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
For bouquets, cut the goldenrod before the buds open, when they last well and no pollen is released.
The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.