Add Dramatic Flair With Black Flowers and Foliage
In recent visits to the nursery, I have noticed plants with an unusual color that is not often seen in
Colorful Cannas for Any Garden
When we bought our home in Florida several years ago, we found several treasures in the otherwise bland backyard. As
Opposites Attract: Using Color in the Flower Garden
The color theory of pairing colors together from opposite sides of the color wheel for great contrast works well in...
A Simple Midwest Lakeside Garden
During a trip to Ohio a few months back, I came across this simple flower garden at the edge of
Favorite Summer Flowers: Hollyhock
Whenever I am asked what my favorite summer flowers are, Hollyhocks are always in my “Top 5”. When spring arrives
Confederate Jasmine for Outside and In
This time of year, one wall of my house is responsible for perfuming the entire neighborhood. My Confederate Jasmine is
Calibrachoa for Baskets, Borders, and Butterflies
When I saw my first Million Bells plant in a local plant nursery a few years ago, I immediately fell
Nasturtiums or ‘Nose-Twisters’?
Have you ever heard of ‘nose-twisters’? Well if you haven’t – let me tell you that if you have a
Using Vines as Groundcover
Most of us are familiar with seeing vines growing up on a wall or fence. But, have you ever thought
The Story of an Old, Neglected, Nameless Rose
This is a story about an old, overgrown, nameless rose bush. This poor rose hadn’t been cared for or pruned
Planting Bare Root Roses
Do you love roses? I certainly do. At one point, I had over 40 different rose bushes growing in my
How to Select Bare Root Roses
It’s hard to believe that there is anything to do in the garden in January, but in zones 8 –
Focus on Natives: Carolina Aster
Late-blooming asters are a favorite of many gardeners. One native aster is perfectly suited for the wildlife garden: Carolina aster.
Bougainvillea Adds Bright Colors to Your Yard
If you're looking for a beautiful blooming shrub, try bougainvillea! Discover the range of bougainvillea colors and find out the...