Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.
Standing tall over the prairies of North America -- Cup plant bears golden daisies on sturdy stems from midsummer to early fall. The upper leaves attach and clasp the stem, creating a "cup" that holds water. Name: Silphium perfoliatum Zones:
SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier selections) Robins, Thrushes eat the fruits, a small tree or large shrub, depending on the variety. Types range from 4 to 25 feet tall, but all offer pretty springtime blooms and great fall color.
Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.
Ruby Chalice Clarkia - long blooming, drought tolerant and exuberant, quickly reaches x displaying a profusion of cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).
Variegated Winter Daphne Evergreen shrub prized for beautiful rosy-pink flower buds that open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers in winter and early spring. Green foliage is attractively variegated with a yellow margin.
Hydrangeas come in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, and varieties. Knowing which of these flowering shrubs will do best in your backyard is the first step to success with this beautiful bloomer. Plus get tips for hydrangea care!