Posts Tagged ‘NICE!’

Possumhaw, the native holiday holly

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Possumhaw is a true holly, but one that loses its leaves in the winter.

Lindheimer muhly, a native accent grass

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For many people, the thought of grass in the “flower bed” is  anathema. For others, any mention of grass for landscaping brings to mind pampas grass, a commonly used exotic.

A nice bloomer during the hot summer

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The bright-red flower of Turk’s cap is not the regular “mallow-like” open five-petal bloom.

Esperanza – a hope for summer blooms

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As its common name “esperanza” (Spanish for “hope”) seems to suggest, Tecoma stans is our great hope for showy flowers during the heat of late summer.

An American beauty

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American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana ) is an easy-to-grow shrub that does well in the shade of large trees.