Category Archives: Natives

What’s Doing the Blooming? Witch-hazel

        A lovely late season surprise is the winter bloom of our North American native, Witch-hazel. In late autumn, as the green summer foliage of Witch-hazel begins to turn golden yellow, an exciting event is unfolding among its' branches. Bright yellow ribbons of lightly fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Asters

Purple Dome Aster
Purple Dome Aster
With the shorter days and longer shadows of autumn, come masses of blooming asters. Their daisy style flowers emerge in dense mounds of vivid pink, purple, blue or white with bright yellow centers.  They cheerfully brighten our late season … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Ornamental Grasses

'Karl Foerster' Feather Reedgrass
'Karl Foerster' Feather Reedgrass
Ornamental grasses in bloom? Yes indeed! It's easy to forget that the attractive seed heads of the ornamental grasses are the result of flowers! Ornamental grasses add a soft texture and grace to our beds and borders … Continue Reading ››