• Silky Dogwood

    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – South

        1. ‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem Name: Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 1½ feet wide Conditions:…

  • 'Royal Purple' Smoke Tree
    Plant Guide

    ‘Royal Purple’ smoketree

    Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

    This shrub or small tree has stunning dark red-purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn.

  • Article

    Get Long-Lasting Good Looks with Less Work

    I have a large garden on a horse ranch in Petaluma, California, and when I arrived here 16 years ago, the landscape consisted of acres of reclaimed pasture festooned with…

  • Design

    Design a Garden with Shrubs

    We’ve all heard it a million times before: Shrubs and small trees are the bones of our beds and borders. This is true, but they can be so much more.…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That– Southern Plains

    1. Overused: Smoke tree  Alternative: American smoke tree  Name: Cotinus coggygria and cvs.  Name: Cotinus obovatus American smoke tree  Name: Cotinus obovatus Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 30 feet tall and 25 feet wide…