The yellow and orange colors of the glads we have today came from the genetic legacy of a variety called Gladiolus primulinus.
These herbaceous evergreen plants flower best if pot bound.
You can plant these little beauties liberally in beds and rock gardens and naturalize them in other undisturbed spaces.
A friend gave me a gardening magazine that she purchased in Britain. It's a gift that goes on giving!
This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.
Pyracantha is a shrub with evergreen glossy foliage and broad spreading growth. One disadvantage is its thorns, thus the common name of firethorn.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
Helen of Troy calmed witnesses of the horrors of the Trojan War with a drink made of wine and opium. Learn more about poppies on this Focus on Flowers.