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Great Design Plant: Snowberry Pleases Year-Round
Bright spring foliage, pretty summer flowers, white berries in winter ... Symphoricarpos albus is a sight to behold in every season
"honey plant that produces a white honey. Here is a picture of snowberry planted along... not a plant that's on my list of got to have in my next house (just as well, as I... for the great article. Symphoricarpos grows naturally along our seasonal creek on... ornamental plants (peony, rhubarb before cooking, hydrange, hellebores, datura, euphorbia... of the plant's medicinal uses. Absolutely love the berries in arrangements, thanks..."
Great Design Plant: Winterberry Rouses Frosty Gardens
Energize dormant winter landscapes with this shrub's brilliant berries — and do right by hungry birds too
"Great article! This is a very much underutilized plant for the garden. As the... that they plant the male (if you were planting a grouping) where it would not be seen... just be planted nearby. One of my favorites! I love the red berries against the snow... snow! Great article! Grows wild in my area. It's one of my very favorites, right... picking plant material that meshes well with native soils or flat out grows "wild"..."
Great Design Plants: A Bevy of Beauties from the Meadow
Draw butterflies, birds and bees to the garden year-round with these low-maintenance Eupatorium varieties
"has a plant for everyone. From purple to magenta to white blooms, from gold leaves... these plants have hollow stems, you can leave them up without snow and ice getting... house! Great idea. I've always been afraid of this plant---the weed designation scared... late to plant and how do you plant them. Fall is the BEST time to plant perennials... idea. Great article on an underused plant group. Especially appreciate the featuring..."
Great Design Plant: Meadow Blazingstar (Liatris Ligulistylis)
Make fast friends with the monarch butterflies and get a color show too with this adaptable U.S. Midwest native
"I’d planted a liatris over there that I knew little about, since I was still in... native plant placement. I rushed for my camera and witnessed something I never had... stunning plant in almost any soil condition.... lot of planting this year with all different types of plants. We're attracting all... non-GMO plants for your garden. That means no walmart or Home Depot plants! Our butterfly... Organic Plants and Native Plant Seeds do we really want to put them in poisoned earth..."
Great Design Plant: Geum Triflorum
Nodding red blooms, glittery effervescent seed heads and a tough-as-nails constitution make prairie smoke a winning ground cover
"oking plant for you. While prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) is nothing like a troll... smoke plants in a large garden replacing spring bulbs like tulips. Can you?... looking plant! Makes me wish I had more sun. Cool plant! Thanks for the introduction... whether the plants prefers acidic or basic soil or how to propagate the plant. dzerres... beautiful plant! Certainly a cold-hardy one. I'm pretty sure I stumbled upon it growing..."
Great Design Plant: Smooth Aster, the Wonder Pollinator
"very few plants in my native garden that go above and beyond the wildlife value of smooth... above the plant, hundreds of insects lift like an inverted snowfall. All kinds of hungry... Just planted 2 plants yesterday, nice to see what I hope they become! (Deer and... This plant is one of my all time favorites. It's fantastically beautiful and whenever... The 3 plants I put in last year are having a hard time this year b/c the bunnies..."
Great Design Plant: Anise Hyssop Delights Licorice Lovers
With its distinct scent and flower spikes, drought-tolerant Agastache foeniculum stirs interest among humans and winged creatures alike
"browsing your plants. Thriving in a variety of soil types and tolerating drought, anise hyssop... favorite plants for long bloom and pollinator performance. Great article! This is hands... like a great plant for the southwest. A. rupetris has many nice cultivars, and can... it is a great and hardy plant for full sun in Northern climates. Blooms a long time... various plants for nectar sources, they typically only pick a certain plant (or family)..."
Great Design Plant: Mountain Mint
Watch a world of insects dine on this Midwest native, an easy bloomer that washes the garden (and your skin) in scents of cool mint
"native plant that's as tough as nails and as important as oxygen. Mountain mint can... Leave the plant up for winter to shelter birds and give the garden four seasons of life... smell the plant as I was reading. Most intriguing and attractive. Scarbowcow -- I urge... native plant similar to this, at all possible. I doubt this mountain mint is native... native plants is that they sustain native populations of wildlife, especially insects..."
Great Design Plant: Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Try this giant among ferns for a showstopping sight in a shady or even somewhat sunny woodland garden
"certain plants, however, that can be employed to bridge the gap so that everyone is... always, a great informational piece. I've been slowly planting more ferns, hostas, and... amazing plant, Jay! I'm a huge fan of planting the Ostrich Fern in shade gardens. Here... Mine look great until about July. Planted in shady spot with plenty of water. Hi jeannie151... a mass planting of ferns either all one type or multiple types in my woodland garden..."
Great Design Plant: Smoke Tree
Plant a 'Grace' smoke tree for months of red, burgundy and purple foliage and an unusual spring bloom
"Plant a 'Grace' smoke tree for months of red, burgundy and purple foliage and an... perfect plant for designers looking to add some visual diversity into their designs... ‘Grace’). Plant this flamboyant hybrid and there won't be an inactive moment in your... ” says designer Lisa Port. “It can be a large shrub, but then cut down to 2’ tall... habit of plant can be manipulated to any desired form. Whether you allow the plant to..."
Great Design Plant: Retreat to the Shade of Hardy Catalpa
Big foliage and a towering height provide a shady respite in summer, but that's not all hardy catalpa offers dedicated gardeners
"and I planted one in the front yard last year and it is doing GREAT. Love love love... I love plants or trees that create great childhood memories. Jocelyn ~ thanks again... "right plant for the right place", especially when planting or deciding whether or... planning/planting but never think of planting one for future generations. A tree is... present and plant it for them - otherwise trees may never be planted on the property...."
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: Walker's Low Catmint
Prolific purple blooms, fragrant leaves, and cold-hardiness makes this a go-to plant for almost any garden
"go-to plant for almost any garden... that most plants are beginning to shift gears to prepare for winter dormancy. As autumn... landscape designer Brian Maloney. “On the East Coast, it has become a real workhorse... large-scale plantings without the mat-like effect associated with traditional groundcovers... all the plants to be misshapen. I am planning on planting one sacrificial plant without... I can plant me some Catmint. Great ideabook, Annie. My cat and I both love this plant..."
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: Eastern Bluestar Wows in Fall
Get outstanding late-season color with this clumping perennial, perfect for a mixed border or to partially replace turf
"colorWhen to plant: Spring to fall Distinguishing traits. The chartreuse leaves make a great... great composition paired with fothergilla and ornamental grasses (shown here).The... gave the plant its common name. The delicate, star-shaped blooms seem to fortify the... nance plants like Amsonia and grasses. If you can't give up all of your lawn, at... palette of plants will appeal year-round.For a naturalistic border, combine bluestar with..."