Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely; great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

Angelonia -DRY SPELLS AND HEAT RESISTANT. It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it.

Rick's Custom Nursery of Lexington, VA for sharing this image of their entry in the Fine Gardening container contest. They placed in the top ten!  Rick says the "Other plants used in the container are: Sambucus 'Sutherland Gold', Cimicifuga 'Pink Spike' Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy', Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls', but 'Stained Glass' was the real "star" :)"    Hosta leaves also make a statement in cut flower arrangements. Do you have an image to share on our site that display...

Gorgeous shade pot for my front porch. Love all the perennials in this. You could plant them in the yard before the end of summer.

"I LOVE sweet potatoe vine and petunias. For several years now I have planted hanging baskets with sweet potatoe and wave petunias. GORGEOUS! The vine fills in when the flowers get a little "leggy""

sweet potatoe vine and petunias. plant hanging baskets with sweet potatoe and wave petunias. The vine fills in when the flowers get a little "leggy""

Glass Beach, Mendocino CA

Glass Beach, Mendocino in Fort Bragg, CA. The home of the former town dump, where trash has been transformed into treasures.this site was active as the dump from Glass Beach has the highest concentration of sea glass anywhere in the world.

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Kevin sez: I like the brick edging here. Lavender, catmint and boxwood garden surrounded by pea gravel and brick walkway.

Love this combo of colors

pool water / into the blue / water reflection

Wisteria... Just GORGEOUS!

Beautiful Wisteria is like a blanket of flowers. Masses of sweetly scented blooms, also a good place for the birdbath too. I love Wisterias!

A website that plans your garden. You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do.

Garden Technology - How To Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Smart Gardener - This website plans your garden for you. You enter in your geographical location and the program tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do.

hydrangeas, sweet potato vine & ferns

Love these plants for the front planter box - create a sense of privacy at the front door. Shade loving container gardening, planters for front porch, ferns, hydrangea and sweet potato vine. Gorgeous and welcoming.

Texas Bluebells (Lisianthus /Eustoma)    Native to the high plains, plants grow better where nights are warm. Grown as a cut flower for its long stems.    A 1 foot (.3 m) wide clump of gray-green foliage sends up 1 to 3 feet (.3 to 1 m) tall stems topped by tulip-shaped flowers that come in purple-blue, pink, or white. Flowers all summer long if old flowers are cut off. Comes in single or double flowered forms.

High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas, Texas Bluebells (Lisianthus /Eustoma) Native to the high plains, plants grow better where nights are warm. Grown as a cut flower for its long stems.

A bouquet of Lisianthus.  Lisianthus is also known by Eustoma or Prarie Gentian and is native to Texas!  They are a long lasting cut flower.

A bouquet of Lisianthus. Lisianthus is also known by Eustoma or Prarie Gentian and is native to Texas! They are a long lasting cut flower.

Queen Red Lime Zinnia

Simple Ideas for Hosting a Garden Party

Zinnia, Queen Red Lime by burpee: Exotic bicolor zinnia! - must plant this spring. I love zinnias!

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