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10 Native Wildflowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden
They stand strong in wind, feed wildlife and are easy to grow. But you may want to add these plants for their looks alone
"these plants for their looks alone... these plants are also essential to sustain our native birds and beneficial insects... native plants that look great in winter, too. What do you think? And how do you enjoy... Native Plants Make Gardening So Much Better 1. Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa). That’s... wide. Plant it in full sun in medium to wet soil. 3. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium spp)... a tall plant — from 4 to 8 feet tall — it’s a great place for birds to perch on, adding..."
Great Design Plant: Pride of Madeira
Try this drought-tolerant stunner for its massive flower spikes that burst with purple, drawing butterflies and birds to the garden
"do the plant justice. You’ve probably heard the list of attributes before — purple... wonderful plants. Will this plant survive the harsh winters in NJ while it is dormant... trim the plant, pull out all the volunteer plants that seed themselves. Finally you... with a plant that turns into a skeleton! I would not plant this again! Liquidscapes... featuring this plant. I love Pride of Madeira. It grows nicely in many zones of California..."
Great Design Plant: Lilies
Try these delightfully exotic stunners for paintbox colors, deep fragrance and intricately detailed petals
"the lily plant are toxic to cats. Please use extreme caution when planting. More plants... of the plants that we call lilies — canna lily, lily of the Nile, daylily and calla... different plant genus altogether, so don't get confused if you are looking to add true... at the plant tag, it will have Lilium in the botanical name. Many have vivid colors... at the plant structure. eHow Plants Flowering Plants by Name Daylilies..."
Great Native Plant: Baptisia
Bring beneficial bee pollinators with this drought-tolerant perennial that looks like a shrub and acts like a flower
"cut down plants in March and use them as free mulch. Hollow-stemmed plant cuttings can... fantastic plants. Highly recommend. Saw this plant before,but never knew its other... Want to plant few in my backyard. Oh! This is the plant we inherited in our yard.... on the plant did send up shoots elsewhere in the bed where it was planted, but was... for the plants to reach a nice size. I've never had to stake my plants (6 years now)..."
8 Plants That Snobs Love to Hate — and You'll Love to Grow
Don't dismiss these common annuals, perennials and shrubs — there are reasons they've been popular for so long
"great plants that plant snobs love to hate that you might love to grow. There are... the same plant — with its rich blue blooms — is rare, precious, coveted. There are many... other plants that many of us think are too common or too overused to be considered... today's plant buyers. Highlighting the plants' associations, and how these ideas apply... resistant plants that plant snobs overlook - Shasta Daisies - Leucanthmum superbum -..."
5 Great Plants for Borders and Screens
Get the effects of a shrub but in less time — and drawing more winged pollinators — with these herbaceous perennials
"time to plant and plan ahead for the following year; planting is easier on you and... perennials — plants that die back and come up from the ground every year — which can do... and the plants in the cooler weather, and you give the perennials a head start to grow... fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=564&typeID=8 (no affiliation) The first photo... and the plant can grow six to eight feet high. It blooms in spring and then the plant..."
The Secret Formula for Grouping Plants in a Pot
Designing a gorgeous container garden is easy once you know this simple rule of thumb for composition
"for a plant combination in a pot. I’d make my plant selections using an “uppy,”... great plant combos in containers: Select a thriller, a spiller and a filler. The... grounds the plantings in the pot, softening its hard edges and drawing the eye downward;... color, plants can bring textural interest, contrast in form, movement and more.... about plants. And as one comment mentioned, you have to use plants that have the..."
Great Design Plant: Sun-Loving Ninebark Puts on a Color Show
This tall, dark and handsome native shrub is equally at home in jeans and boots or in a suit and tie
"native plant lovers appreciate its understated but charismatic presence. What's not... by this plant. As a garden designer I've never quite understood why it is not more... containing plants that want to spread. I plant mahonia but know that if I see unwanted... the blue plant in Photo #7? It looks wonderful with the ninebark. Ninebark grows... handsome plant. Hi Pamela. I almost hate to mention that grass on here because it can..."
8 Unthirsty Plants Help You Save Water in Style
Spend less effort and money on your landscape with drought-tolerant and native plants that liven up your yard
"native plants that liven up your yard... designs and plantings results in beautiful landscapes that require minimal maintenance... looking plants, but the author clearly has never planted a thing in the southwestern... monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/333/lucerne-blue-eyed-grass.php A lot of Australian plants... favorite, I plant it everywhere. Lavender and rosemary work really well in containers in... The plants and soyzia grass we chose are supposed to be salt tolerant, so I'm keeping..."
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... other plantings in mostly clay soil. All the other plants are doing very well. I... impact plants for free with the added benefit of thinning a few plants from thick..."
Bring the Outside In With House Plants
"house plants are also highly successful in helping people take in the full effect... house plants go beyond adding color and texture to the home (or office... or any... house plants cleanse the air by significantly reducing the amount of harmful gasses... level, plants have been shown to calm us down and soothe our weary souls by making... around plants without fear of clashing!... beauty of plants! I also wanted to ask, how many plants are needed in any space or home..."
Great Design Plant: New Zealand Tea Tree
Balance pretty polish and ruggedness in a temperate garden with this low-maintenance and drought-tolerant flowering shrub
"featuring this plant. In desperation I planted 3 of these on one corner of my house to block... love this plant! But I live in New England, zone 5. The article says you can plant it... people plant this tree? As you say it is tough and drought resistant with a beautiful... of this plant in and out of flower. I posted the first picture in an another article... which is planted behind the Leptospermum in the first photo. The second photo is a..."
Great Design Plant: Giant Coneflower, a True Exclamation Point
Watch as towering stalks topped by yellow blossoms become a beacon for birds and insects in the midsummer garden
"petunia planted with a soft blue green native plant. It is hard to have fun in the... I will plant black and blue salvia because it is a superior plant to monarda. This... border plant, mixed with trumpet lilies, with daylilies in front. Oh no, daylilies... native plant, garden for wildlife kind of guy, and I think there must be lots of... native plant? Maybe some hot pink petunias. :-) James, try local independent nurseries..."
Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants for a Shady, Wet Site
Transform a shade garden with moisture-loving golden grasses, textural leaves and a sprinkling of flowers
"Planting for shade can be challenging enough; combine shade with soil that remains... how the plants were spaced. I was also wondering if these plants need the soil prepared... variety of plants. I have a few shade plants as well and they do very well in that kind... these plants need is workable, moisture retentive soil. No special amendments or... after planting to suppress weeds, conserve moisture and build the soil. Bliss Garden..."
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... 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... plant! Cats are a nuisance with this plant. We have 12 along our tree lawn (pic... every plant looking for a suitible plant to chill out in, a process that was repeated..."