Plants with Thorns

  • plants that deter animals

    12 Beautiful Plants That Evolved Nasty Defenses Against Pests

    My taste in plants is not exactly traditional. Somewhere along the line, when my gardening priorities shifted toward sustainability, my passion for pretty things morphed into an appreciation for survivalists.…

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    Thorny Favorites for the Southern Plains

    Some of my very favorite plants for our region are also the gnarliest, thorniest ones. While it might take a little extra planning when deciding where to plant them, they…

  • Varied border of trees, shrubs and perennials along a property line

    Plants for Property Lines

    We have all seen it: the line of arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 2–7) marching down the property line, stiff as can be, their heads lopped off…