Category Archives: Winter Interest

Sedum at Sunset

I've heard sedum referred to as the workhorse of the garden. They are described as hardy and low maintenance, attractive to butterflies, easy to grow, long lived, and tolerant of heat, drought, salt, and poor soils. The good news is, it's all true! Add … Continue Reading ››

Blooming Scilla Bulbs and Ajuga

Scilla, Siberian Squill
The blue floral carpet of Scilla, also known as Siberian Squill, is in full bloom right now. Its azure blue flowers are a hot topic at the nursery and online this week.  Everyone wonders what they are and where they came … Continue Reading ››

Evergreen Perennials and Groundcovers

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Heuchera or Coral Bells
Our exposed, dormant landscape has strengthened my appreciation for those evergreen and semi-evergreen plants that add winter texture, and color. Perennials and groundcovers such as coral bells, lenten rose, creeping phlox, wintergreen, euonymus, and vinca draw … Continue Reading ››

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 ››