Orange Knifophia 'Bee's Sunset' flowering with blue Catnip, Nepeta in perennial border in Gary Ratway garden
Baptisias: Great American Natives!
image of Baptisia 'Blueberry Sundae'
Achillea filipendulina en 'Moonbeam',Anethum graveolens,Artemisia l_ 'Silver Queen',Solidago 'GoldenMos.jpg (1600×1071)
Lilacs. Full or part sun. Although they do well in clay soil, they don't like wet feet (standing water). Water thoroughly but infrequently. This forces their roots to grow deep. A general purpose fertilizer twice yearly.
If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince rolled into one. The Dutch landscape designer makes it look so easy. But is it? Here are 10 ideas to steal.
Although some bed head gardens combine flowers and grasses, don't worry too much about color, Maffei advises. He pairs narrow-leaved plants with broad-leaved ones and vase-shaped plants with those that grow in mounds. "Then toss in a few [plants] that have long, wiry stems that will spray out around them. Don't mass lots of the same plant in one place, mix them up a little."
Blue flowering perennial Penstemon heterophyllus (Blue Bedder) with orange poppies in Kyte California native plant garden