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Great Design Plant: Iranian Wood Sage
Architecturally spiky yet soft in a breeze, this heat-tolerant plant brings on the butterflies and gives gardens a delicious scent
"heat-tolerant plant brings on the butterflies and gives gardens a delicious scent... visually and aromatically. Iranian wood sage is a sun- and heat-loving perennial that... water use and easy on the eyes, and will keep you seeing magenta from June until September... is here and the heat is on, with the sweet scents of the garden permeating the air... time, and to me they look structural. I have planted them in my garden and they look..."
Great Design Plant: Black-Eyed Susan
"Plant seeds this fall for rich swaths of golden blooms in the garden come summer... garden or plant it as part of a native meadow mix. It's also a great cutting plant to... summer and early fall. Admire it in large masses right off the highway, add it for... Great plant and excellent cut flowers. Yes, the bunnies love to eat the tender new... these plants. They grow very well in the midwest and flower later in the season when..."
Great Design Plant: Lavender Cotton
Sun-loving shrub can take the summer heat, brightening up any garden style with bursts of yellow blossoms
"leave plants scorched and depleted by late summer, making for a tired-looking garden... settles down and we can get out to appreciate the outdoors. For lavender cotton (Santolina... because this plant can take the heat.... foliage and the charming little yellow flowers. I use it often in my low-water garden... blooms and when the foliage gets a little overgrown. In Spring and Summer it bounces... garden and also have a lower growing/evergreen plant placed in front of it! I've been..."
Great Design Plant: Butterfly-Friendly Crossvine
"feature, and flowering vines like crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) really pull double... interest and an opportunity to use vertical elements, such as trellises and arbors.... vigorous and prolific bloomer, crossvine offers gardeners stunning color, year-round... large and woody - so give it plenty if space and strong support. Wondering if this... gutters and roofline if you plant it on or near the house. My vine took years to bloom..."
Great Design Plant: California Fuchsia Brings Color and Hummingbirds
"a dry and sunny spot for blazing orange or red blooms into fall... love it, and the plant depends on them for pollination. Explore more flowers | Garden... grows and distributes a variety). California fuchsia has been tamed, losing most... color and toughness. It's a dependable long-blooming summer perennial for dry, sunny... favorite plants, both in the wild and in my garden. I am in zone 4b and have several... places now and it is a great plant. The city of Lafayette in Northern California recently..."
7 Edible, Pretty Wonders of the Plant World
It's OK to like them just for their looks, but these flowers, trees and greens have a tasty side too
"these flowers, trees and greens have a tasty side too... tomato plants and so on. Let's have a look at seven edible plants as yummy as they... designer and plantsman might help make your potager that much more interesting. As a... foliage and match the subtlest hues in the potager: curly kale with waxy cauliflower... .both flower and leaf. My son, age 10, loves to eat the flowers with chives freshly... I love planting edible flowers and herbs in huge urns right on my deck so that I can..."
Great Design Plant: Red-Hot Poker
You'll carry a torch for these spiky plants once you discover how their fiery-hued flowers can light up a landscape
"spiky plants once you discover how their fiery-hued flowers can light up a landscape... may be a plant to look into. A plant with bold flowers and foliage, Kniphofia can be... hybrids and cultivars mean a fireworks display of all colors and sizes this summer... orange and yellow underused African perennial has seen a resurgence in cultivation... yard. Flower is shockingly pretty. I planted a Red Hot Poker last summer and it is..."
Great Design Plant: Pacific Coast Iris
"Plant this West Coast native for stunning, intricate blooms from January through... Irises are planted in mass per variety; they can be noticed from afar and give a reason... plant with delicate, long-lasting blooms that appear in January and last through... specimen flowers were part of the native flora," he writes. Now it inspires his own... woodlands and coastal bluffs of the west coast of the United States, is a resilient plant..."
Great Design Plant: Rockrose
Dry summer heat and poor soil won't quell the profuse papery blossoms of rockrose, a low-maintenance champion
"summer heat and poor soil won't quell the profuse papery blossoms of rockrose, a low-m... other plants flounder. Poor soil, dry summer heat and rocky hillsides only result... y, so plant in a confined area to limit it's area; new plants that pop up can be... spring and tidy up the plants Over here in Gt Britain we have a pink Cistus with a deep... Cistus and use it often in gardens I design in Northern Calif. One of my favorites..."
Great Design Plant: Sweet Alyssum
"nonstop flowering and delicately scented flowers, sweet alyssum is the perfect choice... this tiny plant began years ago when I discovered its broad usage in my southern winter... overgrown plants and shake them over your flower bed . . . you will have alyssum popping... LOVE this plant. I love this amazing plant as well. I grew mine from a seed packet marked... years ago and I have had flowers every year. Love the tip about shaking them over your..."
Flower Spikes Nail Impact in Summer Gardens
"spiky flowers and plants that create excitement and drama... spiky flowers are particularly present in early summer. Here are a few of my favorites... If a plant is a long investment, flammable, AND an irritant, I'm probably not going... going to plant it in my garden! But the false indigo is very pretty... @aeykelbo:... ;-) Gas-plant, Dictamnus, a nostalgic favorite since first encountered in my grandma's... of this plant is delightful, intense, even bordering on overpowering. Sweet sent of..."
Great Design Plant: Russian Sage
Silvery stems in winter and a haze of purple blooms in spring and summer make this spiky plant a year-round performer in the garden
"winter and a haze of purple blooms in spring and summer make this spiky plant a year-round... purple-flowering plants reign in spring and summer gardens, and Russian sage, a p... sheds its flowers to reveal stately silvery stems for a perfect snowscape complement... making this plant a wonderful garden accessory year-round.... sidewalk and these planted behind and only broken by an occasional native sage laurel... welcome bees and butterflies. Even when all the foliage and flowers are gone , the stems..."
Attract Hummingbirds and Bees With These Beautiful Summer Flowers
U.S. native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thriving
"native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance... breathe and space to live in — let's repay the favor. When choosing what we plant... habitats and native plants are essential for a thriving, healthy environment. Busy... hummingbirds and some butterflies and birds, ensure that the natural processes of our landscapes... native plants hailing from coast to coast that will help keep your garden and its..."
Great Design Plant: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Consider this full, flowering shrub for year-round beauty in the garden as you plan your fall plantings
"full, flowering shrub for year-round beauty in the garden as you plan your fall plantings... white flowers bloom and after, their large spires add texture and interest to the... out on, and it's a stunner. The oakleaf hydrangea blooms with large white panicles... summer, and the large leaves have a shape similar to those of the oak tree. Even before... landscape. The plant is a large shrub that's native to the southeastern United States, grows..."
Great Design Plant: Sally Holmes Rose
This simple yet versatile climbing rose grows vigorously all year; plant now for abundant spring and summer blooms
"year; plant now for abundant spring and summer blooms... n the plant world, little can rival the beauty and legacy of a rose. It's a classic... roses and can easily be trained to grow along fences, trellises, arbors, and walls... abundant flower clusters will cover new canes and persist through fall. Browse landscape... garden, and I find myself transfixed by their perfection yet intimidated by all that... choose, and can I even grow one? I enlisted the expertise of Lenkin Design to demonstrate..."