Blue fescue One of the most versatile ornamental grasses, blue fescue can be used in many different ways. Plant it at the base of leggy shrubs or tall perennials, such as lilies, to help them blend with the landscape and offset the other plant's flowers or foliage. Plant in masses as a groundcover or in rows as an edging plant. Use as an accent in a rock garden or flower border.
Osiria Rose Care - Blood White and Pure Red Beauty
'Osiria' is a Hybrid Tea, or large-flowered bush rose with an upright habit, dark green leaves and, in summer and autumn, fragrant, double flowers with deep red inside the petals and silver-white on the outside of each petal. (Gotta have this rose bush)
New canes emerge green and turn ebony black within two years. Black bamboo should be protected from wind if possible. The culms are not as erect in shaded sides as some other species and tend to weep or arch over. Pruning can correct this behavior. Top and foliage damage occurs in the low teens during dry winds. Sun to Part Shade. Perennial Ht 20-25', Space 3-4' 3 Gal Pot
Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8
Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs - Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs Mid- or Late Spring Once your forsythia, camellias, lilacs, and mock oranges finish flowering for the season, give them a haircut if they need it. They start making next year's floral display just a few weeks after they finish blooming, so cut them back as flowers fade so you won't be disappointed next year.
How To Plant Annual Flowers So You'll Have Better Flowers Than The Neighbors... the proper way to treat the roots of annuals (and perennials and trees and shrubs) so when you plant you get the best growth.
Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on catmint to be low-maintenance and stand up to hot and dry conditions
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed - Shrub Buddleja davidii - These fragrant butterfly bushes in 3 fabulous colours will attract plenty of butterflies to the garden. The varieties: Royal Red, White Profusion and Empire Blue.
Tips for Growing Butterfly Bushes - Drastically cut down your Buddleia in spring to about 12 inches from the ground. (For the back of borders you can prune to 2 foot and get flowers starting higher up the bush) This treatment encourages a fountain of new growth with arching branches capable of producing many larger flower spikes.