I began to search for some Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium spp.) to incorporate into my own garden when I saw it growing in the garden of one of my plumber husband’s customers. The stately Joe-Pye weed was hard to miss; yet it turned out to be difficult to find. At local greenhouses, I received blank stares. (Fortunately a fellow vendor at… Read more
If you are looking for a great drought-tolerant plant for your xeriscape design, the wine cup (Callirhoe) is a perfect choice. This Texas native cannot only tolerate drought but heat and lean soil, as well.
It is easy to understand how this summer-blooming plant got its nickname. The flowers are shaped like cups and come in colors of magenta to wine.… Read more
The Hummingbird is a long-time favorite of gardeners; little jeweled fliers that buzz about almost too quick to see at times. They are so lovely and entertaining so attracting them to the garden by planting some of their favorite plants is a worthwhile thing to do!
Here are ten of my favorite plants for attracting hummingbirds:
Monarda: Also called BeeBalm this… Read more