hardy plants

  • southern native plants

    Southern Native Plants That Can Work in Almost Any Garden

    The South has much more to offer the rest of the country than the culinary delights of barbecue pork, pimento cheese, and fried green tomatoes. Strolling through woodlands of the…

  • Episode 127: Plants for Winter’s Worst

    Episode 127: Plants for Winter’s Worst

    Much like the United States Postal Service, these plants will not let rain, nor sleet, nor driving snow stop them from pulling through the worst winter weather imaginable. It can…

  • shrubs with berries

    Hardy Shrubs With Showy Berries

    Looking to brighten up the fall and winter garden? Consider adding fruit-producing shrubs to your plant palette. Flowering shrubs that develop colorful fall and winter berries not only add beauty…

  • plants for dry shade

    Hardy Plants for Dry Shade in the Northern Plains

    No matter the size or location of your garden, you are likely to be planting in more than one type of environment. Under the canopy of trees, along foundations, under…

  • bright pink and white hydrangea

    New Hydrangeas for the Northern Plains

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) have become one of my favorite shrubs when designing gardens for my clients. They come in many sizes and shapes and have various…

  • Lead plant

    Satisfying Your Zone Envy in the Northern Plains

    There are many plants that grow in the rest of the United States that we probably will never be able to grow in the Northern Plains. However, there are a…

  • hardy perennials for midwest

    Tough, Hardy Native Perennials for the Midwest

    Native perennials are becoming more popular and more available to gardeners every year. They have the merits of being adaptable in our climate, and some need less maintenance because they…

  • Collection

    Pretty Plants That Are Tougher Than They Look

    Next time you’re at Disneyland, study the plants. Their connection with the adjacent rides is simply astounding; the thistlelike Miss Wilmot’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum, Zones 3–9) surrounding the Haunted House…

  • containers that have interest year round

    10 Plants for Year-Round Containers

    These survivors can stay in pots for years, lending consistency to your designs