Lantana is a popular plant in the SF Bay area. Its staying power owes to its constant bloom, showy flowers, and the fact that this plant in all its forms is enjoyed by hummingbirds and butterflies for habitat gardens, and is a drought tolerant, happy plant, well suited to our Mediterranean climate gardens.
Did you catch the Oscars last weekend? I did too…and it got me thinking about the Blockbuster Oscar worthy plants for the February garden. With Valentine’s day almost here, mid-February is an important time to consider what Oscar worthy specimen plants you might enjoy having in your garden or in a container.
If you’re looking for some trailing plant choices to add greenery – maybe even a splash of flower color to your wall -here are 7 excellent options! These evergreen options will give all season coverage, providing interest, character and clothing even on the bleakest winter days.
Of course, there are plenty more trailing options than these…
We’re just back from a short trip to Lake Tahoe and wanted to share a tree that is clearly one town along the Lake’s favorite. The town is Incline Village- the tree – Laburnum watereri ‘Vossii’. No words do justice to the visual impact of the golden-wisteria like flowers.
Architectural plants with interesting texture for your garden? “Restios?” Hmmm. What’s a restio? If you’v never heard of them, you’re not alone! But like recent posts, if you’re looking for new plants to know for garden/planting design, then these 3 restios are worth knowing!
New plants are being introduced all the time. If you’re getting ready to do some planting, check out these 12 amazing plants that come from DOWN Under. These awesome Australian natives are low maintenance if you plant the right plant in the right spot.
Listen, whether you’re a plant/garden geek or not, these Protea family plants are an excellent choices for your dry Mediterranean climate garden. In this short post get ready view 5 wonderful plants in the Protea family. These 5 are either native to the Mediterranean regions of South Africa or Australia. You may be familiar with Grevilleas and Leucadendrons and less familiar with
Conifers pull their weight in the garden like no other! This wonderful group of plants defined by having cone bearing seeds and mostly being evergreen can provide you with sizes ranging from the enormous giant redwood to a tiny dwarf. In between – are more modest sizes and shapes – from ground covers to shrubs […]
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 ways to get privacy from your neighbors, or to screen unwanted views is to plant a hedge. But which shrubs make the best screens? If you have a small garden, I’d like to steer you in a direction that cuts down your overwhelm: