Clivias have attractive thick, strap-like dark green leaves.
It is possible to keep a tropical hibiscus plant alive in a pot all through the winter…The plant will probably not look great, but it will survive.
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.
This year, I’m going to buy more plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators.
Liatris attracts lots of those lovely Monarch butterflies into our gardens.
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.
Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.
Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.
Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.