Dianthus, Ghost

Monarda, Beauty of Cobham

If you struggle to get your hydrangeas to bloom, follow these tips for beautiful blossoms

Poker Primrose. dutchgardens.com

Dianthus Firewitch 2006 Perennial Plant of the Year. Deep violet pink blooms emit the sweet fragrance of carnations, covering low-growing mounding plants all spring. Holds up well in cold, heat or humidity. Product Details lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 3-8 Sun: Full Sun Height: 6-9 inchesSpread: 14 inchesUses: Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers Bloom Season: Spring

Hosta, Fire Island

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons

Kent Beauty Oregano

Hosta, Fire and Ice

Flower bed around tree

Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. This fast growing shrub gets to an average size of 15′ high by 15′ wide. This sun loving shrub will bloom all summer long until early fall. It loves well drained soil and needs full sun to get the best blooms. The most common bloom color is lavender, but there are some pink and white. $14.95

Spring and the garden are such a dreamy combination, because what you plant now will make your yard and balcony beautiful in summer. It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after winter. The highlights are the spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs. So if you want a lovely garden this summer now is the time to prepare it. When we think of spring the first thing on our mind are flowers, lots and lots of colorful, wonderful and lovely flowers. So, now, before the sun is up in the sky get...

Planting gladiollas in clusters; I should have done this! Mine are all spread out

One of the most fragrant flowers...Hyacinth

Giraffe Dahlia - Love the orange color, and the unusual petal shape.

Dianthus 'Starburst' - Plants that are best planted by seed

Blanketflower-Blanketflower is a heat- and drought-tolerant wildflower that provides long-lasting color in a sunny border with poor soil. Its daisylike, 3-inch wide, single or double flowers bloom through the summer and into the fall.Zones 3-8

Hydrangeas

heuchera and great shade plants #gardening

Pink Astilbe - Easy Care Perennial

Sweet peas They must be one of my most favorite flowers! So delicate!