Annuals & Perennials
Plants for New Gardeners
Easy to grow plant suggestions for new gardeners.
Dry Shade Plants
Dry Shade Plants. Plants for Dry Shade Gardens.
Dry Shade Plants
Annuals for dry shade is a bit of a misnomer. First, most of the arenâ€™t true annuals, we just grow them that way. More importantly, theyâ€™d all welcome regular watering. However the 10 annual flowers listed here will all bloom and grow in partial shade with minimal supplemental water and give a much needed shot of color to a shady cor
Cool Season Annuals - Flowers for Spring and Fall
Cool weather can be hard to garden in, because you never know how long it will last. But there are many garden flowers that prefer the cool days of spring and fall. Many cool season annuals look wonderful in containers and growing these flowers will make your gardening season seem that much longer.
Cutting Gardens - Planting Flowers for Bouquets
Cutting gardens or cut flower gardens are a great way to bring your garden indoors. Well planned cutting gardens can grow enough flowers to create bouqets for the entire growing season. Cutting gardens can include long flowering annuals, seasonal perennials and colorful foliage. Here are some ideas.
Dry Conditions - Plants That are Drought Tolerant
Designing your garden to withstand dry periods doesn’t mean you can’t have a great deal of color and variety. Here are 10 perennials that may surprise you with their drought tolerant constitutions.
Easy Care, Low Maintenance Perennials
There is such a thing as an easy care, low maintenance perennial plant. It may vary from climate to climate and season to season, but there are many wonderful perennial plants that can be labeled low maintenance. These 10 plants will allow you time to enjoy gardening.
Fall Flowers for the Perennial Garden
Fall flowering perennials do best when they are planted earlier in the season and allowed to establish themselves. By fall, these tall, bushy plants put on a show in colors to match the season. Here are 10 top choices for fall flowering perennials.
Fall Perennials for Fall Gardens
Fall gardens can be spectacular with bold combinations of jewel toned colors. But they do take some planning earlier in the gardening season.
Purple Foliage Plants
Purple foliage not only provides color all season, it blends well and highlights other colors in the garden. There seems to be a never ending stream of new purple plants for sale. Here are the top choices of plantsman Tim Wood, resident horticulturist for Spring Meadow Nursery.
Long Blooming Perennials
Perennial flowers that repeat bloom for a long time keep your garden looking good, with minimal maintenance.
Self-Seeding Annual Flowers
Growing annual flowers offers two advantages over growing perennial flowers. First, annuals bloom profusely throughout the growing season. Secondly, many favorite annual flowers will self-sow and weave their way through your garden year after year. That's where new plants come from.
Texture - Plants for Texture in Garden Design
Texture in garden design, refers to the surface quality of the plant. Plant textures run the gamut from delicate and fine to coarse and bold. Here are some to add depth to your garden design.