Love Gardens

Plant Selection

Love Gardens

Plant Selection

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Purple Trillium, a Popular Wildflower

Welcome the spring with the gorgeous, fragrant blooms of Purple Trillium! Discover all you need to know to successfully cultivate this iconic wildflower and appreciate its beauty in your garden. Learn about the White Trillium, its sister plant in the same botanical family.

Canada Milk Vetch

Attract hummingbirds, birds, butterflies and bees with Canada Milk Vetch – a beautiful flower perfect for bouquets, heavy clay soils and winter flowerpots. Perfect for restoration gardens, erosion control and dry climates.

Borage Has Many Uses

Experience a beautiful, self-seeding perennial, Borago officinalis, with bright blue star-shaped edible flowers for your herb or wild garden. Its cucumber-flavored flowers and dark green leaves have various medicinal and culinary uses, such as in salads, fruit salads, and as cooked greens. Borage also attracts pollinators, improves the taste of tomatoes, relieves asthmatic symptoms and more. Learn more about the easy-going benefits of Borage!

Blue Vervain

Discover the vibrant bloom of blue vervain & explore its traditional uses, habitats, and cultivation methods! Learn about this hardy perennial plant native to North America & its many alternate names, such as Simpler's Joy & Swamp Verben.

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod is well behaved.

See the unique qualities of blue-stemmed goldenrod—attracts pollinators & is deer & rabbit-resistant. Enjoy its bright yellow flowers & bluish stems in native plant gardens, open woodland gardens, borders, wild gardens & more. Prune & divide in spring or fall.

Rough-stemmed goldenrod

Discover the native Rough-Stemmed Goldenrod: a clump-forming plant with serrated leaves and bright yellow blooms. Attract pollinators to your garden by adding native species – an excellent addition to any garden in late summer and early fall. Plus, debunked studies have confirmed that it isn't the cause of hay fever!

White Panicled Aster

Discover the beauty of the white panicled aster, a perennial flowering plant native to North America found in a variety of open, moist habitats. With daisy-like rays, prominent yellow discs, and white panicles, this member of the Asteraceae family is sure to add a memorable accent to your landscape.

Mad-dog Skullcap

Learn all about Mad-dog Skullcap, a member of the mint family with unique serrated leaves and vibrant trumpet-shaped flowers. Read up on the plant's growing conditions, blossoming period, and the curious origin of its name, all in this handy article. Get growing now!

Bottle Gentian is a Garden Darling!

Discover the beautiful Bottle Gentian flower, with its dark blue closed petals that never open. Found in North America, this perennial will bloom in late summer and thrive with minimal care. Pollinated exclusively by bumblebees, it can handle cold weather and become a unique addition to any garden!

Squarrose Goldenrod

Learn about the distinctive Squarrose Goldenrod and its tall cluster of flowers. This perennial herb can reach a height of 6 ft and produces a rosette of large leaves at its base. Up to 200 tiny yellow flower heads cover its slender, elongated array, attracting many insects such as bees, bumblebees, wasps, butterflies, and moths. Identify it and discover its prolific nature!

Stiff Goldenrod

Plant Stiff Goldenrod for a vibrant fall display in prairie gardens, cottage gardens and pollinator gardens. This multi-functional flowering plant is easy to grow and its leaves in fall change to lovely colors of red. Learn more about this impressive species.

Early Goldenrod

Grow Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea, a resilient herbaceous perennial with bright yellow flowers. This adaptable wildflower of the Asteraceae family withstands poor, dry soils and full sun, and with minimal maintenance, can fill spaces with its profusion of flowers and slen,der shrub-like appearance. Learn when and how to care for it and how to distinguish it from its cousins!

Hoary Vervain

the hoary vervain bee, or Evylaeus villosulus. Likewise, it has been recorded that there are over 60 species of butterflies and moths, including the Northern Broken Dash, Sachem Skipper, and large orange sulphur, actively feeding on its flowers. Verbena stricta, or hoary vervain, is a wildflower native to most states in the US. It's known for its beautiful flowers and attracts a variety of bees and butterflies such as honeybees and the Northern Broken Dash. Learn more about this special flower and its features.

White Heath Aster

Meta description: Enjoy a late-season burst of color in your garden with White Heath Aster: a bushy, compact plant with many small daisy-like white flowers that can turn your garden completely white. Blooming into fall, it's a great choice for a butterfly, pollinator, or cut flower garden!