Virginia Native Plants Database  http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/np.shtml  #garden #virginia  Plant images used under Creative Commons Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Virginia Native Plants Database http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/np.shtml #garden #virginia Plant images used under Creative Commons Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Low maintenance flower beds: planting perennials

Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting

Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is one of the most stunning and longest lasting prairie perennials, with unmistakable feathery silver and pink seedheads in mid-spring. It is a soft, hairy plant growing typically to 16" tall with fern-like leaves. It prefers full sun and average to dry soil. It is drought tolerant once established, grows in sand, gravel and rock gardens. It spreads by rhizomes and can be naturalized to form an interesting ground cover.

Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is one of the most stunning and longest lasting prairie perennials, with unmistakable feathery silver and pink seedheads in mid-spring. It is a soft, hairy plant growing typically to 16" tall with fern-like leaves. It prefers full sun and average to dry soil. It is drought tolerant once established, grows in sand, gravel and rock gardens. It spreads by rhizomes and can be naturalized to form an interesting ground cover.

Natives for Landscaping -- Choose Your Location  - Florida Native Plant Society This is for Florida but look up native flowers to your state, native flowers can help prevent drought, they use less water.

Natives for Landscaping -- Choose Your Location - Florida Native Plant Society This is for Florida but look up native flowers to your state, native flowers can help prevent drought, they use less water.

Check-out this poster of native plants that will beautify your garden while attracting butterflies, bees and birds. Learn more about Ontario Nature Youth Council’s pollinator campaign: www.ontarionature.org/protect/campaigns/pollinators.php

Check-out this poster of native plants that will beautify your garden while attracting butterflies, bees and birds. Learn more about Ontario Nature Youth Council’s pollinator campaign: www.ontarionature.org/protect/campaigns/pollinators.php

Native plants of Ontario Canada - pollinator friendly herbaceous perennials - available at Not So Hollow Farm in Mulmur, Ontario

Native plants of Ontario Canada - pollinator friendly herbaceous perennials - available at Not So Hollow Farm in Mulmur, Ontario

PREV  6/16  NEXT  Lewisia  One of the Northwest's most beautiful wildflowers, lewisia bears charming pink, red, and white flowers in spring and summer. Their evergreen foliage is a great winter accent, too.  Tip: Lewisia needs excellent drainage and does well in rock gardens.  Name: Lewisia cotyledon  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 1 foot tall  Zones: 6-8

15 Top Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

PREV 6/16 NEXT Lewisia One of the Northwest's most beautiful wildflowers, lewisia bears charming pink, red, and white flowers in spring and summer. Their evergreen foliage is a great winter accent, too. Tip: Lewisia needs excellent drainage and does well in rock gardens. Name: Lewisia cotyledon Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 6-8

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