Coneflowers (Echinacea) are the stars of the summer garden. It is almost impossible to take your eyes off of the masses of colorful flowers that stand in a long-lasting display. Their colorful petals are arranged around beautiful cones that show in orange, bronze, yellow, and green. Flowers come in an array of colors … Continue Reading ››
The beauty of Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) is hard to overstate. Reliable and quick to establish, these beautiful perennials attract birds, butterflies, and bees. The bright golden yellow flowers have black or brown centers and make a bold color statement in the garden from midsummer to fall.
Black-Eyed Susans are versatile when it comes to … Continue Reading ››
Tropical style is all the rage right now. Caladiums fly off the benches. Cuttings of rare specimens sell for unimaginable sums. Monsteras have made 'fenestration' a household term. This is all well and good, but there is only one true queen when it comes to tropical flare in the Midwest landscape, and her … Continue Reading ››
If you’re wanting a striking perennial that needs minimum care to produce maximum results, take a look at the False Indigo or Baptisia. Some also refer to this as "False Lupine". A sun to part sun perennial, it will mature to a size of approximately … Continue Reading ››
It’s not a magnolia and it isn’t a peony. It’s a mockorange! As the name suggests the extremely fragrant scent of mockorange is reminiscent of orange blossoms. Pictured here is a selection from Bailey Nurseries called Miniature Snowflake. A wonderful plant … Continue Reading ››