I recently saw a lovely bed in my neighborhood devoted entirely to annuals. It was full sun and composed predominantly of pink and blue flowers. At the back were tall cleome, commonly called spider plant.
Filipendula rubra produces airy rose-pink flower clusters that can be between 4-10 inches wide and rise above the plant’s deeply divided leaves presenting a regal appearance befitting its common name, Queen of the Prairie.
There is a legend about a knight in armor who is walking along the bank of a river…
Buy cyclamens that have a number of unopened buds to prolong their flowering.
Plants with common names that are not so pretty should not deter us from using them in our gardens.
Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.
This year, I’m going to buy more plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators.