Plant Guide Campanula 'Pink Octopus'
I have a penchant for vigorous, spreading plants: For the price of one plant I can get tons more for free.
Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange'
A cultivar discovered at High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this aromatic, water-wise perennial grows to 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide and features fine, mint-scented, gray-green…
Plant Guide Salvia koyamae
At first glance, this Japanese woodland native does not look as if it belongs in a shade garden, but I find its spreading foliage and light-colored flowers do wonderfully as…
Plant Guide Cerastium tomentosum
Snow-in-summer is great for rock gardens and dry areas, and also works well as a container plant.
Plant Guide Festuca glauca ‘Boulder Blue’
Regarded by some as the bluest blue fescue, this plant forms compact, cascading mounds of foot-tall, intensely blue, narrow leaves that are attractive in all seasons.
Plant Guide Heteromeles arbutifolia
This evergreen, California-native shrub grows to 20 feet tall and wide and produces abundant clusters of tiny white flowers in early summer, which attract beneficial insects that help control pests.
Plant Guide Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
This variety has dark, glossy evergreen leaves arranged in tight rosettes, and it produces yellow-green bracts in mid-spring and early summer.
Plant Guide Chilopsis linearis
Desert willow is shrub native to the Southwest U.
Plant Guide Echinocactus grusonii
Golden barrel cactus has a rounded form that eventually elongates.
Plant Guide Fouquieria splendens
This southwestern native shrub grows to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide and sports long, dull, spiny stems that green up and leaf out after a rain, followed by…