Portulaca - along driveway
Amur Maple Amur maple is a favorite because it offers great fall foliage color. It lends privacy and creates a wonderful backdrop for other plants during the rest of the growing season. The only maintenance required is pruning occasionally to maintain the shape of this small tree or large shrub. Name: Acer tataricum Zones: 3-7
Variegated Red Twig Dogwood
1991: 'Palace Purple' CoralBells Make garden drama with the bronzy foliage of 'Palace Purple' coralbells. This low-growing, rabbit-resistant perennial is perfect to edge beds or plant at the front of the border. Name: Heuchera 'Palace Purple' Size: To 1 foot tall and wide Zones: 4-8 Plant it with: Armeria, asters, or 'Sweet Dreams' coreopsis
1991: 'Palace Purple' CoralBells
2005: Hellebore Among the first perennials to bloom, hellebores offer beautiful flowers and foliage that stays evergreen in all but the coldest Zoneszones. This tough drought-, deer-, and rabbit-resistant perennial loves shade, too! Name: Helleborus selections Size To 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 4-9 Plant it with: Epimedium, bleeding heart, or spring-blooming bulbs
Prev 1/25 Next 2013: Variegated Solomon's Seal An easy-go-grow North American native plant for shade and woodland gardens, variegated Solomon's seal offers several seasons of interest. In spring, the white bell-shape flowers add interest; all summer long you'll enjoy the variegated foliage; and in autumn it turns warm shades of gold.
Lavender 'Phenomenal': A newer, very, very hardy lavender. This new lavender starts a little later than traditional English lavenders, beginning its bloom time in mid-summer. It grows 32 inches tall and wide. Perfect for those dry spots and has great winter survival, too. This will help add a touch of cooling blue to go along with those hot reds and oranges in the garden!
Hibiscus Midnight Marvel This showy hibiscus has huge deep-red flowers, but its dark purple maple-shape leaves are what makes it a standout in the garden. Midnight Marvel produces 8- to 9-inch flowers from midsummer until frost. It will bloom its heart out in hot weather, too. Growing Conditions: Full sun or partial shade Size: To 4 feet tall and 4-1/2 feet wide
Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'
Campanula 'Ringsabell Mulberry Rose' 'Ringsabell Mulberry Rose' starts to flower in late spring. The eye-catching color is a bonus to any garden -- especially cottage gardens. The flowers look like little fairy caps and stand above the green foliage. This campanula doesn't spread like others of its type. Use in beds and borders, of course. And tuck this little beauty into containers, too
Campanula 'Ringsabell Mulberry Rose'