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Great Design Plant: Rocky Mountain Zinnia Brightens Hot, Dry Spots
Sunshiny flowers provide a showy drift of color in desert and prairie gardens — this native perennial is hardier than it looks
"love a plant that can get by on so little water. The foliage and the blooms are great... hardy plants to consider for our Canadian climate. wonder if they will grow here... (Mature plants will survive with 6 to 8 inches of water per year.)The plant will slowly... en to plant: SpringSeasonal interest: Rocky Mountain zinnia flowers prolifically... use it. Plant Rocky Mountain zinnia as a showy drift of bright color in prairie gardens..."
Great Native Plant: Cleveland Sage
Get a whiff of this salvia for a garden experience to remember. Oh, and you can almost forget about maintenance
"Waterwise Plant Dictionary, a great resource for summer dry gardens here in California... of this plant in your article. And I'm so glad you showed it out of bloom as well.... fire-wise plant.Shown: With redhot lantana Planting notes. Opt for a dry, sunny, well-drained... summerWhen to plant: Spring or fall Distinguishing traits. Salvias are known for their blooms... casually massed to best effect. The flowers as well as the foliage of Cleveland sage..."
Great Native Plant: Pasque Flower
Get ahead with this early-blooming perennial, which has an unusual feature you've got to feel for yourself
"start planting them rightaway..thanx for suggesting.. Great photos. I've been lying... showWhen to plant: Spring to fall Distinguishing traits. Pasque flower takes several years... these plants are in full glory (provided Easter isn't in March, especially the farther... anything: in masses, at the front of a border, even as a lawn substitute. It even prefers... clay. Planting notes. Many insects visit this early flower on warm days, when they..."
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... a host plant for the monarch butterfly — a summer standby whose numbers are quickly... landscape plant from a design perspective, but it's also a hub for wildlife. A win-win... 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: 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..."
Great Design Plant: Rozanne Cranesbill
Try this vigorous scrambling beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer long
"container plant for captivating garden color all summer long... cover, one plant will spread 3 feet, making it an economical option as well as a colorful... great! I planted some last spring and now I have plenty of them. They look great and... had this plant for about 2 years now and they are doing great..really big and full of... these plants at Eastland Farms in Water Mill. They are beautiful, so healthy and... blooms. I planted them in full sun at the edge of a bed. Time will tell if they behave..."
No-Regret Plants: 5 Questions Smart Shoppers Ask
Quit wasting money and time at the garden center. This checklist will ensure that the plants you're eyeing will stick around in your yard
"that the plants you're eyeing will stick around in your yard... season for planting and establishing many kinds of plants, especially deciduous trees... making new plant purchases — especially when you're excited about all the plants on your... Buying plants when they're for sale at a reduced price makes the season even better... adding any plants to your cart. Remember, it's only a "deal" if your purchases integrate..."
7 Container Plantings to Bring Winter Gardens to Life
Adding instant color but with long-lasting practicality, these plant groupings are bright spots in a slumbering wintertime garden
"these plant groupings are bright spots in a slumbering wintertime garden... structure plants of your garden can usually hold interest all year, containers that punctuate... container plantings for items that will flourish through the colder months. Traditional... focus on plant combinations that add instant color and can hold their own for months... of the plants to garden beds and filling the holes with bulbs. Here are some of our..."
Great Plant: New Zealand Wind Grass
"actually just planted my front garden with this plant. Looks amazing against the straight... all 15 plants. anyone know if you can get this plant in Western Australia? This plant... happy planting. I started working on the landscaping plan this week, and this plant... native plants. I live in Connecticut, USA . Would you suggest this grass and where... specimen plant, background massing, or even strictly for its textural contrast, this..."
Great Design Plant: Hubricht's Bluestar
Billowy, willowy, and with blooms in three seasons, Bluestar makes a cooling, breezy impression in the landscape
"foliageWhen to plant: Plant seeds in spring or fall; divide in spring Distinguishing traits... garden. Mass for optimum effect. Planting notes. Bluestar can pretty much be left to... over if planted in too much shade. A long-lived plant, Bluestar looks best after a... other plants. More: Great design flowers and plants, grasses and trees.... clumping plant that becomes showier and more attractive with age. Petite sky-blue flowers..."
5 Easy Plants for a Romantic Entry Garden
Abundant flowers, a heady fragrance and striking foliage combine for a romantic front-yard garden that's deceptively low maintenance
"care, the plant selection must also be well behaved — no flopping allowed, and minimal... so the plant combination here includes lavender to flank the pathway that leads to... taller plantings. I planted some Powis Castle, arborscens near the artemesia schmiditana... these plants and they are all lovely. I will put a special word in for gaura lindheimeri... these plants are? You asked the right person - I have marauding deer throughout..."
Great Design Plant: Donkey Spurge
Yes, there's the awful name, plus the sap issue. But this plant's foliage and flowers bring something special to Eastern U.S. gardens
"But this plant's foliage and flowers bring something special to Eastern U.S. gardens... but the plant is quite pretty in its own quirky way. It is a wonderful gray-green... wonderful plant that has been saddled with such an awful name and try to give a little... When the plant is broken, its milky white sap can cause a rash somewhat akin to poison... in rare plant conservation in Colorado, and this plant (along with some of its cousins..."
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... because this plant can take the heat.... tough plant. I love the scent of the foliage and the charming little yellow flowers... green plant placed in front of it! I've been looking for a replacement for stachys... to plant: Plant seedlings in early summer; divide in spring or fall Distinguishing... wild. Planted en masse alongside ornamental alliums (Allium spp) and lavender shrubs..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"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... Allow the plant to form a mass in order to create a soft and natural focal point alongside... that you plant it along large water features or plant it in a container and then put... marginal plant and doesn’t grow well in deep water like water lilies will. Plant it..."
6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting
Don't hang up your spade after summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show
"summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show... start by planting spectacular bulbs this fall. Some add much-anticipated color to the... location, plant according to package directions, add a light sprinkling of 10-10-10... them, plant them at a distance from where you walk. Just sayin'....... I saw all... lovely. I planted alliums two years ago. The first year they were great...many blooms..."