Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
The All-America Selections winners for 2005 have been announced. Tough hot summers call for rough and ready plants. Arizona Sun blanket flower can take whatever comes.
Beautiful for a Day Daylilies
The Latin name for daylily is Greek for ´beautiful for a day.´
Becky Shasta Daisy
For beds and borders, Becky Shasta daisy can´t be beat.
Bravado and Bright Star Purple Coneflowers
Many varieties of the purple coneflowers are available. These include outstanding ones, such as Bravado and Bright Star echinaceas.
Casa Flora [offsite link]
Gardeners can learn all about the hardy and tropical fern varietiies along with the herbaceous perennials, all of which should be available at local garden centers and nureries. The site only sells wholesale.
Cheyenne Spirit and Other Echinaceas
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea is an award winning series that is highly recommended along with Cara Mia Rose and Cleopatra echinaceas.
Colorburst Orange and Doubledecker Echinaceas
Colorburst Orange, Elton Knight, and Doubledecker Echineaceas are award winning varieties that deserve a place in the garden.
The common fireweed is by far the most widespread fireweed. It occurs in all areas of the globe.
Dealing with Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
Poison ivy and poison oak pose serious problems for some gardeners. While some people can touch the plants without getting a rash, others aren't so lucky.
Echinaceas for the Garden
The echinaceas or coneflowers are very popular garden plants. The most beloved is the purple coneflower.
Fire Witch Cheddar Pink in the Landscape
If you´re looking for a reliable flowering perennial for the landscape, you won´t go wrong with Firewitch cheddar pink.
Flame Thrower and Fragrant Angel Echinaceas
There are so many great echinaceas available, including ones with green or scented blooms.
One of my favorite herbs is the sage for its crinkled gray leaves are so attractive.
Green Twister and Hot Papaya Echinaceas
Green Twister and Hot Papaya echinaceas are two novel varieties.
Ground covers are really any kind of plant, either sprawling or upright, that will spread to cover an area.
The fireweeds are desirable garden plants for certain situations. They're also known as willow-herbs.
Hellebore-Perennial of the Year for 2005
Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a perennial of the year. For 2005, they selected Lenten rose, also known as hellebore.
History of Chicory
Chicory was used by the ancients for some five thousand years or so.
Hollyhocks in the Landscape
With their exuberant nature, the hollyhocks have earned a place in the landscape.
Hot Summer and Kim's Knee High Echinaceas
Of the many Echinacea varieties that can be found, ones like Kim's Knee High stands out from the crowd.
Jewels of Summer
With few exceptions, perennial beds and borders deserve a place in most every gardn.
Joe-Pye-Weed as Landscape Plants
The native joe-pye-weeds are excellent choices for wildflower gardens.
Julia and Magnus Echinaceas
Julia, Magnus, and Mama Mia Echinaceas are some award winning Echinacea varieties that are readily available.
Late Blooming Sages
Nature has surprises in store for fall. Witness all the spectacular late-blooming perennials. Among these are several sages.
Northwest Bulb & Perennial [offsite link]
This nursery specializes in bulbs and perennials.
Part 1-Ferns for the Landscape
I was introduced to ferns by mistake. While walking around the front yard one evening, I happened to notice a tiny fern growing under a maple tree.
Part I-Year of the Dianthus
2004 is Year of the Dianthus. Each year, the National Garden Bureau selects a flower for this special honor. This article is Part I of a two part series on these wonderful plants.
Part II-Ferns for the Landscape
This is the final article in a two-part series on ferns for the landscape.
Part II-Year of the Dianthus
This is the final article of a two-part series on dianthus. These plants were honored by the National Garden Bureau. 2004 is Year of the Dianthus.
Perennial Plant Association [offsite link]
This association specializes in perennial plants. Members receive a quarterly journal, a newsletter and more.
Persian Catmint as Perennial of the Year 2007
Walker's Low Persian catmint is a delightful perennial, which has been named the 2007 Perennial of the Year.
If you´re looking for award winning perennials, Phlox David can´t be beat.
Pow Wow and Pink Poodle Echinaceas
Of the truly outstanding varieties of echinaceas, the Pow Wow Series and Pink Poodle are well worth growing.
Prairie Splendor and Purple Emperor Echinaceas
The Prairie Splendor and Purple Emperor echinaceas are two beautiful, reliable varieties of the common purple coneflower.
Primadonna and Ruby Giant Echinaceas
The Primadonna and Ruby Giant echinaceas deserve a spot in the garden. These are reliable, easy care varieties.
Primroses-Superstars of Spring
Whatrever kind of weather the late winter brings, the vibrant perennial primroses welcome it. These hardy superstars usher in the new gardening season, and have earned a place in the landscape.
Ruby Star and Solar Flare Echinaceas
With so many wonderful echinaceas available, it can be hard to choose. The ones presented here are top performers in the garden.
Russian sage is an easy to grow, carefree, reliable shrub that is suitable for many areas of the country.
Sombrero Adobe Orange and Sundown Echinaceas
Echinaceas with hot colored flowers are now widely available, including several award winners. These include Sombrero Adobe Orange, Sundown, and Tomato Soup echinaceas.
The hellebores are members of the buttercup family. These have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Supreme Cantaloupe and Tiki Torch Echinaceas
Gardeners can choose from many unusual flower color when it comes to the echinaceas. Supreme Cantaloupe and Tiki Torch are only two of the ones with vivid flowers.
The Blanket Flower
Gaillardia, also called the blanket flower, is considered a most useful and attractive plant for the landscape.
The Purple Coneflower
Judging by its popularity as an herbal remedy, purple coneflower is likely the leading flowering herb grown in the landscapes.
The Very Useful Chicory
Chicory happens to be one of the most useful weeds around. It serves many culinary and non-culinary purposes.
Zabo Plant [offsite link]
This site offers both flowerbulbs and perennials.
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