Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is a popular fragrant plant for both commercial and personal use. It is also one of the simplest plants to cultivate from seed. Growing Lavandula angustifolia in your yard can provide you with a pleasant smell all year. It has a peaceful and tranquil aroma which provides therapeutic benefits that can aid with stress…

Smooth Solomon’s Seal
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Smooth Solomon’s Seal

Smooth Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum commutatum) is a drought tolerant perennial for the shade garden, native to Ontraio and Eastern North America. It adds a unique architectural structure with its arching foliage and white bell shaped flowers that dangle along the leaves. It is rhizomatous with lustrous, alternate leaves. You might be interested in learning more…

Swamp Milkweed
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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is known for its ability to thrive in swampy areas and wet meadows. It is a monarch butterfly host plant and is essential to their life. Despite its love of wet soils, due to its long taproot, it can tolerate average well-drained soils with ease. Showy, fragrant pink and white duo-tone…

Prairie Dock
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Prairie Dock

Magnificent Silphium genus, it displays its bright yellow flowers on tall stems in late summer. Grows easily from seed, and is at home on a wide variety of soils, from moderately dry to moist. Excellent for tough clay soils. Birds love the seeds. Why it’s name? Silphium refers to a resin-producing shrub native to Greece. Terebinthinaceum means…

Care For Schefflera Arboricola – Dwarf Umbrella Tree
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Care For Schefflera Arboricola – Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Schefflera makes a wonderful tropical houseplant. They are attractive and easy to care for. They are also good indoor air purifiers. Schefflera actinophylla is the “dwarf” sibling of the old-fashioned umbrella plant. Today, one variation of the giant Schefflera planted is named “Amate,” although “Dwarf Umbrella trees” have several kinds and can be found in practically…

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