Purple trillium, one of the most popular forest wildflowers, ushers in spring with its lovely, fragrant, maroon-purple blooms. It is one of the most iconic native perennial flowers. It has three leaves, three petals, and three sepals. This beautiful plant looks best when planted in groups or blended with other forest wildflowers and ferns. It…
Wild ginger is an effective ground cover. Its roots and stems have a powerful lemon ginger scent when crushed. The perennial plant known is indigenous to Eastern North America, extending from Canada to the Southern United States. Appearance Wild ginger plants range in height from 6 to 10 inches and tend to spread 12 to…
You may be surprised to know that pineapples are a type of terrestrial bromeliad, and they have a quite complex root system. They grow in a manner that is very similar to other types of plants, in that the roots gather water and nutrients to nourish the growing plant. Epiphytic bromeliads, on the other hand gather nutrients and moisture from the air. Tillandsia usneoides, or “air plant” is one example of this type of bromeliad, and Spanish moss is another.
Astilbes are the drama queens of the shade garden. You cannot help but admire these ‘no-fuss’ divas for their beauty and grace.
Beginners new to planting bulbs find Asiatic lilies among the easiest of all lilies to play with.
They are the first lilies of the season to flower, and they multiply fast. With simple care, these temperate northern hemisphere natives, grow and do well in USDA hardiness zones 10 all the way to 3.
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