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Great Design Plant: Coastal Sweet Pepperbush Perfumes Gardens All Year
Bottlebrush blooms, gorgeous fall color and delightful fragrance give this U.S. native shrub 4-season appeal
"color and delightful fragrance give this U.S. native shrub 4-season appeal... fragrant plants near a walkway or patio, and you instantly add a whole new dimension... the air, and its bright yellow color is especially appealing at the end of the growing... ribbon plant, maybe along a border... plants sucker and grow wider than tall with maturity; they make good hedges and privacy... feet tall and wide Benefits and tolerances: Widely adaptable to different soil types..."
Great Design Plant: Redtwig Dogwood
"makes this plant a seasonal stunner... amazed and surprised by the new growth and rebirth that occurs on the same deciduous... January, and any lingering doubt that these plants aren't still actively living is instantly... deciduous plants I was certain had been dead long since winter began. Pass a redtwig dogwood... hardy and water tolerant, redtwig dogwood is an especially elegant garden addition... blooms and vibrant winter color contribute to it being the perfectly untamed, yet..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Senna Puts on a Magical Show
Furry white tongues that develop into seeds? That's just one of this bee-bringing summer perennial's many talents
"sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica). With flowers that go on and on for weeks, wild senna... docile and stingerless male bumblebees in their tracks, who love the pollen and nectar... however, and over the years it is really taking over. It spreads underground, and I... seeing plants that are not common locally...and when you throw in winter interest... Texas and would really like a similar plant with drought tolerance.) Is this the same..."
Great Design Plant: Ocotillo for High-Reaching Flair
Add a dramatic accent to a dry landscape with this striking desert plant silhouetted against the sky
"desert plant silhouetted against the sky... types of plants that flourish in the hot and dry conditions. Perhaps the most iconic... iconic plant found in all three Southwestern deserts is the ocotillo. Although ocotillos... residential and commercial landscapes, where their striking silhouette adds dramatic flair... lored flowers appear during the warm season, along with sporadic flushes of green... living plant (in a tub) and that has been the most successful. Oh, and we don't water..."
5 Gold Plants to Illuminate Shady Garden Spots
Dark garden corners don't have to mean deep, monochromatic color. Gold plants brighten the landscape with shots of luminosity
"Gold plants brighten the landscape with shots of luminosity... silvers and especially golds. I confess, I always hated gold plants until I discovered... foliage plants for shade. "Gold" can be a bit misleading in this context, because these... these plants typically aren't 100 percent gold — their coloring is a gradient of... chartreuse, and that complexity of color is what I love most about them.... I just planted a golden apricot Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun™' and Cornus o..."
Great Design Plant: Toyon
"berries and long arching branches will beautify any holiday table, and its low-maintenance... chaparral and oak woodland plant communities, making it incredibly diverse in nature... garlands and trees decorate the house annually. This year, consider Toyon (Heteromeles... grandeur and environmental benefits will enhance the landscape year round. Designer... nature and adaptable in our own gardens.”... Australia and it reminded me of the tea tree flower, but looking closer, the leaves are..."
Great Design Plant: Tree Aloe
"Plant this Dr. Seuss-like evergreen for an added character in your garden... about this plant. For those looking to make a bold design statement with plant picks,... a form and foliage resembling Dr. Seuss' lorax trees, tree aloe (Aloe barberae) adds... sculptural plant. As one of the largest varieties of aloe, there is nothing subtle or... growing and slightly more cold hardy is Aloe 'Hercules', a hybrid of A. dichotoma and..."
Great Design Plant: Manzanita
"blooms and spectacular bark make this water-wise tree a worthwhile investment... home, the plants chosen to grow in your yard are an investment, financially and aesthetically... longer, and can speak strongly of your design personality and point of view. Dr. Hurd... more so, and very easy to maintain. Google the native plant society for your state... Louisiana and, if so, do you have any suggestions as to where I might buy one? Another..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water... paper and as backdrops to exotic resort destinations — but how and where does papyrus... tropical bogs and along stream edges, it's able and willing to be cultivated in a residential... be the plant for you. What could be better in the oppressive heat of summer than the... papyrus plants swaying in the breeze?... winterWhen to plant: Plant seedlings and divide in spring Distinguishing traits. Papyrus..."
Great Design Plant: White Birch
Slim and snowy, with paper-like bark, this tree gorgeously contrasts fall foliage and offers its own colorful contribution to the landscape
"Slim and snowy, with paper-like bark, this tree gorgeously contrasts fall foliage... foliage and offers its own colorful contribution to the landscape... tests a plant's all-around attractiveness. It's a tough test for even the showiest... oranges and reds of northern North America's autumn leaves, not to mention its own... split and crack with ice and heavy snow loads. I think a grove of birch trees are... feet tall and 35 to 50 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: This is a strong tree that..."
Great Design Plant: New Zealand Flax
A commanding presence, year-round foliage and a hardy nature make flax a winner in the landscape even in fall and winter
"foliage and a hardy nature make flax a winner in the landscape even in fall and winter... yard. And thanks to science and technology, the emergence of colorful and variegated... color and foliage to the landscape year-round — especially welcome in otherwise barren... barren fall and winter gardens. While falling leaves, a visible cue of the changing of... Paris and made popular in the modern California garden by noted landscape designer..."
Great Design Plant: Feather Reed Grass
"texture and motion in your landscape... foliage and the stunning progression of fall colors throughout its long flowering season... Scandinavia and Canada. If you can add one more perennial grass to your planting plan,... drainage and good air circulation around the plant. After flowering, cut the grass back... reach and movement. The light feathery foliage ebbs and sways with any amount of... container plant as well as a key floral arrangement ingredient. Before you plant. As..."
Great Design Plant: Boxwood
This elegant evergreen can shape shift into forms limited only by a gardener's imagination and a clipper's reach
"grounds and the White House. This stately (estate-ly) plant forms elegant evergreen... outline and give structure to beautiful gardens and larger landscapes all over the... shiny and glossy year-round, more textured and lighter on the underside. Boxwood... This plant will require some patience due to its slow growth, but the rewards are... entire plant(s) drops all its leaves and you see black spots and streaks, get rid..."
Great Design Plant: Milkweed
Quit cringing. This not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies
"not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and... butterflies and nonstinging bees, it is also a host plant for the monarch butterfly — a... farms and new housing developments are built, and more chemicals are being sprayed... really. And if it helps, we can call it wilkmeed. A magnet for insects, particularly... landscape plant from a design perspective, but it's also a hub for wildlife. A win-win..."
Great Design Plant: Bald Cypress
"color and tolerance of wet and dry soils... fantastic soft and feathery foliage, reddish-brown peeling bark and turn a great russet brown... landscapes and wet soil can haunt home gardeners. Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), native... swamps and traditionally harvested for lumber, can serve as the perfect ornamental... foliage, and dominating height make for a dynamic and unforgettable planting. Before... debris and regularly prune to promote ample light and air circulation...."