Gardening Ideas

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For many Gardens the joy of working in the yard is not just the planting flowers and watching them grow, but seeing the variety of wildlife they attract. Butterflies and Hummingbirds are among the most desirable and beautiful visitors. Below is a list of Flowers that are attractive to one or both.

HUMMINGBIRD & BUTTERFLY GARDENS

Annuals

Ageratum
Alyssum
Agastache
Aryranthemum
Brachysome
Calibrachoa
Cleome
Cosmos
Dahlia
Dianthus
Fushia
Gaura
Zonal Geranium
Helliotropium
Impatiens
Lantana
Marigolds
Mimulus
Nicotiana
Petunia
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Snapdragons
Sweet Pea
Zinnia

Perennials

Achillea
Ajuga
Alcea
Aquillegia
Aster
Astilbe
Centranthus
Coreopsis
Crocosmia
Delphinium
Dianthis
Digitalis
Echinacea
Erysimum
Galliardia
Geum
Iris
Lavender
Leucanthemum
Liatris
lobelia
Lupine
Monarda
Nepta
Penstemon
Phlox
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Scabiosa
Veronica
CUT FLOWERS
A bouquet of cut flowers is a reminder of the beautiful garden outside, a handsome reward for hard work put into the garden, a colorful decoration for the windowsill or patio table, a fragrant breath of fresh air. Below is a list of plants that will offer wonderful blossoms for cutting
 
ANNUALS
Argranthemum
Agastache
Bracteantha
Calendula
Calla Lilly
Cleome
Cosmos
Dahlia
Dianthus
Gaura
Heliotropium
Lantana
Lavender
Lisianthius
Marigolds
Nicotiana
Rudbeckia hirta
Salvia
Snapdragons
Stock
Sunflowers
Sweet Peas
Zinnia
 
PERENNIALS
 
Achillea
Anemone
Aquilegia
Aster
Astibe
Astrantia
Campanula
Centaurea
Centranthus
Coreopsis
Crocosmia
Delphinium
Dianthus
Dicentra
Digitalis
Echinacea
Erynigium
Gallardia
Geum
Helenium
Heliopsis
Heuchera
Hosta
Iris
Knautia
Lavender
Leucanthemum
Liatris
Ligularia
Lilium
Lupine
Lychnis
Monarda
Paeonia
Poppys
Penstemon
Phlox
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Scabiosa
Sedum – Upright
Solidago
Stachys
Tanacetum
Trolius
 
DROUGHT TOLLERANT
Many people have turned to xeriscaping to help conserve water all year round. An important piece of this particular landscaping puzzle is a plant varieties.  We offer a large selection of plants that survive well in the dry conditions once they are established. This usually takes one full growing season for grasses, perennials, and woody species. Below is a list of plant verities that will get you started.
ANNUALS
Begonia
Cleome
Dusty Miller
Portulaca
 
PERENNIALS
Achillea
Ajuga
Artemisia
Centaurea
Dianthus
Echinacea
Hemerocallis
Iris
Lamium
Lavender
Liatris
Lychnis
Monarda
Nepeta
Penstemon
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Seedum
Stachys
Thymus
 
GRASSES
 
Calmagrostis
Cortaderia
Erianthus
Festuca
Helicotrichon
Lagurus
Misscanthus
Panicum
Pennisteum Hamelin
Schizachyrium
Stipa
 
 
SHADE TOLERANT
In the past shade gardens have been one of the most challenging spaces to plan. So often shade plants seemed to lack the hardiness and tolerance that sun – loving varieties had in abundance. Recently many new varieties have become available that tolerant tougher growing conditions. There are so many colorful and exciting choices it can often be hard to choose. Below you will find a great list of options for those gardening in both a little bit or a lot of shade.
 
ANNUALS
Asparagus Fern
Begoai
Coleus
Elephants Ear
Fushia
Hypoestes
Impatiens
Lamium
Lobelia
Nemesia
Nicotiana
Pansys
Plectranthus
Primula
Vinca
Viola
 
PERENNIALS
Astilbe
Astrantia
Bellis
Bergina
Brunnera
Campanula
Corydalis
Dicentra
Digitails
Galium
Helleborus
Heuchera
Hosta
Lamium
Ligularia
Oxallis
Polemonium
Pratia
Primula
Pulmonaria
Saxifraga
Tiarella
Tradesscantia
Trollius
Viola