Lamium 'Purple Dragon' - Absolutely the heaviest flowering Lamium we have ever seen. Purple Dragon is a new introduction and boasts some very nice improvements. These plants are considered to be more drought tolerant than other Lamiums which offers the gardener more choices when selecting a growing site. Purple Dragon is evergreen in mild climates. Flowers are larger and a dark purple. The bloom color contrasts very nicely with the silvery foliage. Very nice!
Layered Privacy Plantings In larger yards, planting a mix of deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials creates a more naturalistic look, especially if you layer plants, grouping them in odd numbers. “Stagger evergreens in the background, and in the foreground step down the height with deciduous material to provide texture, depth, and color,” says Elliott Brundage, a landscape architect in Andover, Massachusetts.
Curved, asymmetrical beds hide open space under the porch and provide color and interest with a mix of flowering and evergreen plants. A mophead hydrangea greets visitors at the stairway with big orbs of color in the summer, while a blue juniper and a fine-leaved azalea anchor the bed in every season.
BUFFALO JUNIPER. Wide-spreading evergreen with soft, feathery foliage. Easy to grow. Moderate grower. Less than 1' H, 8' S. Full sun. Use: rocky ground, slopes, drape off retaining walls, unsightly transition zones at the edges of paving. Excellent deer resistance. DWARF MUGO PINE. A popular conifer displaying dark green needles on dense branches. Slow growing evergreen. Use: rock gardens, mass plantings & groupings with broadleaf plants. Great container plant. 3'-5' H. 6'-10' S. Full sun.
Dianthus Tiny Rubies Highly fragrant clove-scented fragrance 100's of charming pink flowers in early summer Evergreen foliage stays attractive all season Sun ground cover that is ultra hardy to Zone 3 Shop All Fragrant Plants Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Blooms Late Spring-Early Summer 4-5" X 12"Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor' Semi-soft, blue-green foliage is beautiful. The narrow columnar shape gives this evergreen a formal look. Makes a great privacy screen, a flanking plant for entrances or a dramatic vertical element to the landscape. Important to note 'Taylor' maintains a denser upright form than similar plants. This Nebraska Statewide Arboretum introduction is a sport of an Eastern redcedar found in Taylor, Nebraska.
Walk-On-Me Plant is a creeping thyme that grows only 3" tall. (Also called Mother of Thyme). Plant around flagstones or for a decorative, dense-growing ground cover. Walk on it and the whole area will be filled with the aromatic smell of fresh thyme. It grows well in partial shade to full sun and hard-to-plant areas. Spreads rapidly. Has small evergreen leaves and clusters. Plant 6-12" apart. Field grown plants. Deer Resistant and attracts butterflies.
The Dwarf Norway Spruce, Picea abies 'Pumila', is a compact, broad, globe-shaped, mounding evergreen with medium to dark green foliage on branches that are pointed upward, creating an attractive broad-shaped globe. Dwarf Norway Spruce make a great accent to existing plants, and in winter, when the other foliage has succumbed to fall, they become strong focal points in the garden. This plant is very winter hardy and looks great year-round. It requires full sun with well drained soil.
Holly, Dwarf yaupon (Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’) Fine small evergreen foliage on a neat, mounding shrub. Put away your hedge clippers—you won’t need them on this plant, as it grows 5’ wide but only 4’ tall. Useful if not very exciting plants, dwarf yaupons hate poor drainage but are disease and pest-free. (Photo: Wilson Bros. Nursery)
This landscape design and landscape renovation included keeping select material while adding specimen plants such as an Umbella Pine and Cutleaf Japanese Maple. A trellis with a Climbing Hydrangea was added along with boulders, perennials and evergreen shrubs. LED landscape lighting accents the house and plant material at night.
A rough-hewn bench and fence create a rustic paradise in this fairy garden. Violas, left, add color. Behind the flowers is Scottish moss and behind that is sweet flag grass. Behind the bench is a miniature evergreen and to the right, along the fence, is an autumn fern. Other low-growing plants add interest in the front. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko.
Lose the lawn (after) Now Crooks' front yard stops traffic. Instead of lawn she has a large mixed border. It includes evergreen shrubs like Ceanothus and Viburnum, grassy foliage plants like Carex and Phormium, and tons of perennials, including asters, penstemon, and euphorbia. Best of all, this extravaganza of plants requires less than one-half the water the lawn needed.