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Lilac Lilacs are among the most recognizable spring flowering shrubs. If you miss their large cone-shaped flower trusses, you can't avoid their intense fragrance. Lilacs are durable and able to put up with most any growing conditions except shade.

41 Ground covers to Use! So many varieties, SUPER Informative

Top 10 "tough as nails" plants

6 Insect Repellent Plants to Grow; repel mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas, and more

Repurposed Garden Containers Tons of Great ideas for your plants

10 Plants for Year-round Containers

A top 10 list of plants you can't kill. Now, that's what I'm talking about.

This site has information about pruning, dividing bulbs, etc. Spring check list

Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely (AND IT’S PURPLE!) great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

Very helpful in choosing plants for landscaping

Contemporary drought-tolerant garden.

Shade Planter (two out in front of main door)

Lantana -"Landmark Sunrise Rose" - It starts yellow, then matures to coral then pink! I am planting more lantana this year! So easy to care for, and butterflies and hummingbirds love it!

Plants for Containers in the Sun. For my front door that gets 120 degree sun!

geraniums planted with cascading petunias and more -- links to some good tips for creating and caring for your containers

Caribbean calibrachoa mix: dark blue, orange & red

Website that lists plants that can grow in tough conditions (dry shade, etc)

Flower pots -- has address on front and put on front porch. This is cool.

Replace seasonal plants!! (this method is used in many public gardens).

I Like This!

Year Round Screening Plants for Landscaping - I like these tall plants for a little privacy.


Love this "tree" of mixed colorful plants! Really a basket sitting on a post.

This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc.--- One of the best I've seen.

Red Leaf Barberry Hedge