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Like a perfect white shirt or a string of pearls, white...
Like a perfect white shirt or a string of pearls, white gardens exude a timeless charm. They're classically elegant and never seem to go out of style. If you're...
Great Design Plant: Crinum Americanum
Southern swamp lily (Crinum americanum) is much prettier than its name suggests. Living among finely textured native grasses in wetlands and wet meadows, it has delicate flowers that bring an ethereal beauty to the slow-moving waters of bayous...
Great Design Plant: Actaea Racemosa
There are so many reasons for eastern U.S. gardeners to grow black cohosh (Actaea racemosa). One of the few summer-blooming plants that grow in shade, it has tall and elegant white candlestick flowers that contrast beautifully against...
Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Americanus
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a beautiful native flowering shrub rarely seen in the U.S. East, but it’s a valuable landscaping plant because it stays low without pruning and thrives in dry, lean or rocky soils. New Jersey tea is a...
7 Spectacular and Practical Spring-Flowering Trees
The flowering cherries of Washington, D.C., the redbuds around Lake Michigan, the saucer magnolias of the San Francisco Bay Area — wherever you live, there's...
Great Design Plant: Asclepias Is Attractive to Monarch Butterflies
In creamy white with a dash of pink, the little star flowers of milkweeds seem to sparkle and anticipate explosion into parade confetti. Yet their beauty is not their greatest asset. Milkweeds (Asclepias spp) are critical to the survival...
Great Design Plant: Chelone Glabra
I’m a sucker for native plants I can’t easily find at brick-and-mortar nurseries — especially if they’re tall, have white blooms and don’t require much work once established. You’re probably quite familiar with pink turtlehead (Chelone...
Great Design Plant: Halesia Tetraptera
I first experienced Carolina silverbell (Halesia tetraptera) one summer at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At that time it looked like a rather average tree, but it started getting interesting in the fall when the winged...
Great Design Plant: Snowdrops Offer a Spring Peek
Common snowdrop is one of the first bulbs to appear, and it’s blooming now in areas where winters are mild. Over the next few weeks, more will begin appearing in gardens as the days lengthen and the temperatures moderate. These diminutive cold-hardy...
Great Design Plant: Mitella Diphylla Provides Snowflakes in Spring
The delicate flower stalks and snowflake-like flowers of this underutilized woodland native plant will rustle in the slightest breeze and provide spring interest to your shade garden. Feature bishop’s cap (Mitella diphylla)...
Great Design Plant: Convolvulus Cneorum
The silvery foliage and white flowers of bush morning glory (Convolvulus cneorum) make it is easy to see the benefits of adding it to the landscape. Not to be confused with invasive bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis),...
Great Design Plant: Staphylea Trifolia Shines in the Shade
The delicate branches of American bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) are covered with clusters of nodding white flowers in spring. This underutilized, shade-tolerant, native shrub (small tree) is ideal...
Great Design Plant: Hibiscus Moscheutos
Crimsoneyed rosemallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) has a large native range in the southern and eastern United States and parts of the Midwest. It’s a prolific bloomer throughout the summer, with large, sugar-white petals and a crimson center....
Great Design Plant: Eurybia Macrophylla Fills a Void
Large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla) is an extremely adaptable and reliable native plant that thrives in partial shade and average soil. Common throughout the deciduous woods around the Great Lakes, it can form substantial stands of large,...
Great Design Plant: Chionanthus Virginicus
White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a large shrub or small tree with a native range across the southeastern United States, but it can tolerate temperatures in colder zones. Fringe-like flowers cover the tree for two weeks in late spring,...
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