If you like tough perennials, Coreopsis is all that and more! This genus is known for its vigorous daisy flowers: they are bright, cheery and either shades of yellow or red. The species, Coreopsis verticillata – (a.k.a Threadleaf coreopsis) pictured here, is an excellent choice for the sunny garden.
One of the best plants for summer flowers is the hydrangea. This plant has about 23 species of shrubs, climbers and small trees, and are largely natives of East Asia and both North and South America. In this post I’m going to be talking specifically about ‘the shrub Hydrangea with mop-headed flowers…
The scale of this tree is perfect for a small garden and here it is growing as a street tree, facing south, receiving the full sun it loves! Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ is a round headed deciduous tree.
Here’s an incredibly gorgeous and useful ground cover that will definitely make your friends and neighbors jealous when it’s in flower! Crassula multicava belongs on a short list of best succulents to use especially where other sun-loving ground covers won’t grow.
SPRING is showtime for the blooming flowering cherries. These trees have a powerful impact on people when they’re in bloom, more so than I’ve seen with any other flowering tree! Last week I had to wait my turn to get some “one on one time” (and photos) with the cherries, swarms of people were doing the same!
Oh no not again. It’s that time of summer when my horticultural leanings get swayed towards a favorite plant, and for the week of July 4th, it’s lavender. Are you a lavender-lover too? It’s definitely a perennial/shrub/herb to get behind, especially because you can treat SOME lavender species as a perennial in zones that go well below freezing.
Spurge, otherwise known as Euphorbia, is that cool plant you can have just one of or you can get the bug and try out several species. The ones on spotlight here are some of the most popular shrub and ground cover types readily available to buy.
This little pink cigar plant (Cuphea cyanea) is cute as can be. My Iphone 5 did an okay job getting some photos in the harsh afternoon light. What drew my to this plant, located in a Sausalito, California garden, was walking by and noting a drift of color…
A flower that looks like an Umbrella…really? Yup. If you’ve passed these by before, these cool flat flower heads make excellent cut flowers and last quite a long time in a vase. The umbel flower to the left is the very delicate looking Queen Anne’s Lace. I really love the way it looks all by itself in a vase.
I planted this succulent dish garden about 3-months ago, in mid-February, and wanted to show you how it’s growing in. You can see from the lead photo (and those below) that there is plenty of color, yet nothing is in flower. That’s because some of chosen succulents varieties color-up in the sun, while others will […]