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Great Design Plant: Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle
Looking for a versatile plant with beautiful color and texture? This unusual honeysuckle may be just the ticket
"versatile plant with beautiful color and texture? This unusual honeysuckle may be just... companion plants that have a lovely scent. That's a great question! Although honeysuckle... with this plant — it has so many other great attributes! is it deer resistant? I checked... but many plants have fragrant and non-fragrant varieties. After the painting of our... companion plants that feature fragrance. I read that this only has a slight fragrance..."
Great Design Plant: Golden Creeping Jenny
"More great design plants | Browse landscape photos... specimen plants are stunning additions to a garden, and definitely worth the time they... provides a great burst of color under my black pine tree. In my zone 6 garden, creeping... ton of plants for that effect then when fall comes bye bye, I usually use them in... smaller plants but even though it claims to accept sunny spots I can't get any to thrive... never be planted in natural areas, near streams, etc. because it is invasive. Plant..."
Great Design Plant: Blue Chalk Sticks
"Great color and texture make this drought-tolerant succulent a favorite for landscape... of the plant. “Senecio is one of our favorite plants to use. It adds structure and... choosing to plant blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae). Not only is it an attractive... to any planting plan. It fills in large areas quickly, looks good year-round and only... fussy plant and will grow in a variety of soils. Best of all, it’s a low water user..."
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... landscape designs | More great design plants... n the plant world, little can rival the beauty and legacy of a rose. It's a classic... Lenkin Design to demonstrate that contemporary landscapes can be rose-colored. “Roses... ” says designer Heather Lenkin. "A stunning and vigorous climbing rose, Sally Holmes... walls." Plant Sally Holmes as a bare-root rose in winter; nurseries will begin to carry..."
Great Design Plant: Texas Mountain Laurel
An unusual scent and lush violet-blue blooms make this heat-loving plant a singular choice for your landscape
"heat-loving plant a singular choice for your landscape... simple as planting a tree. Browse landscape designs | More great design plants... of this plant, the fact that it needs only monthly watering or its distinct grape Kool-Aid... country. I planted several of them about 6 yr ago as small 3' container plants to hide... laurels planted next to one of my patios....they are forming their blooms now and when... future planting. For the Texas Hill Country, Mountain Laurel's say "Spring has sprung..."
Great Design Plant: Downy Serviceberry
"Plant this sculptural tree in fall or spring for year-round interest and graceful... This plant is native to the Eastern United States and can be found from Maine to... wouldn't plant Serviceberries. A great article for a great four season plant! I love... Becky: great choice fro a plant to promote. One of my absolute favorite understory... other plantings in mostly clay soil. All the other plants are doing very well. I..."
Great Design Plant: Poppy Mallow Wakes Up Hot Garden Spots
Give a dry and sunny garden a jolt of violet-pink color summer to fall — and watch bees and butterflies flock to the nectar
"specimen plant, used en masse as a ground cover or planted throughout the landscape... needs a plant with a bit of rambunctious zing. Poppy mallow, with its long, trailing... companion plants suggested in this article. My yard was disturbed prairie until about... It did great through heat, droughts and monsoon. Now we're finally getting more or... wrong? Planted this is a small border garden along our driveway, full sun. It would..."
Great Design Plant: Tall Coreopsis
"on this plant's summer blooms that reach 6 feet into the sky... filled with plants of similar heights, especially those lower than 3 feet, can become drab... spread. A great perennial where I live in S. Louisiana. ebova the question to ask is... southern Great Plains to the Southeast and central East CoastUSDA zones: 3 to 8 (find... perchWhen to plant: Spring to fall Distinguishing traits. Tall coreopsis grows up to 8 feet..."
Great Design Plant: Discover Queen of the Prairie's Sweet Aroma
If you like the look of cotton candy and the smell of roses and want an easy perennial, you're in luck with this plant
"interested in planting with native plants as a way of repairing and supporting the ecosystem(s)... , all plants receive the full afternoon sun and often wind. I'm not going to... resident plant for a small bed next to my outdoor hose. It is not on my irrigation,... wouldn't plant roses. I'm not the guy to talk to about roses (I'm sure there are lots... never planted one, mostly because they are not native and so won't help the populations..."
Great Design Plant: Snake Flower
"Plant this low-maintenance succulent now for brilliant eye-catching orange blooms... a great accent plant, an almost nonstop bloomer and also looks great throughout the... favorite plant for low-water garden settings, from Mediterranean to modern. “It is a... landscape designer Eileen Kelly. "It is stunning massed, and equally beautiful mingled... companion plants that have contrasting foliage and flower colors.” If you live in USDA..."
Great Design Plant: Autumn Snakeroot
Venture fearlessly into the dark with this striking almost-black plant that brings a dramatic mood to the garden
"almost-black plant that brings a dramatic mood to the garden... people know design is your thing. Same goes for the garden. While black plants may seem... specimen plant that also elevates and highlights surrounding plants. It can recede to... Such a great plant! It is under-utilized in the garden. I've found its best use... should be planted with brighter foliage plants. One combination that has worked well... of this plant, though, are in my opinion, its best treat. I do like the darker coloring..."
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... landscape plant from a design perspective, but it's also a hub for wildlife. A win-win... a host plant for the monarch butterfly — a summer standby whose numbers are quickly... time to plant seeds if I can't find the plants? Lalea, oh never ever buy plants from... invasive, so plant with care. It ended up choking out many of my other plants and getting..."
Great Design Plant: Red-Leafed Mukdenia
"unified design. The colorful and flamboyant leaves of Red-Leafed Mukdenia (Mukdenia... your plantings while infusing a sufficient splash of crimson into your landscape... known plant but I used it whenever possible! It has features for all seasons. In... and easy plant to grow that will awaken any tired garden. More great design plants:Blue... Slipper Plant | Snake FlowerGreat design grasses:Black Mondo Grass | Cape Rush | Feather..."
Great Design Plant: Black Mondo Grass
"Friday planting this unusual low-maintenance grass... week’s plant pick features — you guessed it — a black plant. Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon... easy-to-grow plants out there. As with many perennial grasses, fall is a great time to... to plant black mondo grass. Opt for well-drained, humus-rich soil for a favorable... reading your plant tip posts Annie. If you're accepting requests, I would love to know..."
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
"spiky plant a year-round performer in the garden... ering plants reign in spring and summer gardens, and Russian sage, a particularly... making this plant a wonderful garden accessory year-round.... on this plant. We are in the Great Lakes region, and Russian Sage was planted in the... started planting Russian Sage in place of lavenders because they are more tolerant... these planted behind and only broken by an occasional native sage laurel. Looks..."