Winterberry, Ilex verticillata, is a good plant to consider if you are looking for a way to add winter interest to your garden. The berries are very showy and often persist throughout the winter unless the birds eat them. Winterberry plants are dioecious, male and female plants, so both male and female shrubs should be […]
Nyssa sylvatica or black tupelo is a beautifully-shaped shade tree with glossy, dark green leaves in the summer that turn brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows in the fall. This native tree grows well in a wide variety of soils and moisture levels. Black tupelo has male and female trees. The small green blossoms […]
Amsonia hubrichtii or Arkansas bluestar was the 2011 Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year. This is a perennial that looks good almost all year round. It has light blue terminal flowers in mid to late spring, bright green foliage with beautiful texture, and turns a golden yellow in the fall.
Aurinia saxatilis or basket-of-gold is one of the brightest spots in my early spring garden. It prefers dry, not overly-fertile, well-drained soil and full sun so it works well in a rock garden. It has grey-green folliage and is semi-evergreen in this area. It is deer-resistent and dought-tolerant so it has a lot to recommend […]
Before the spring blooms start, witch hazel provides color in the landscape in January through March. ‘Pallida’ is especially appreciated for its prolific yellow blooms which standout as they appear before the new foliage erupts. Witch hazel blooms serve pollinators like honey bees that are taking early flights on warm days in late winter.
The common name for Epipremnum aureum is golden pothos. This is a good time of the year to evaluate your houseplants and pothos is a great, easy to care for plant. It is one of the best house plants for cleaning the air in your home along with other easy care houseplants such as snake […]