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wayfaring tree viburnum lantana invasive species

wayfaring tree viburnum lantana invasive species

Buckthorn is an invasive plant. www.playcleango.org  Help prevent the spread of terrestrial invasive species.

Buckthorn is an invasive plant. www.playcleango.org Help prevent the spread of terrestrial invasive species.

Hawthorn - Hawthorn announces early summer with its sprays of white flowers. Pollinators such as bees and butterflies love the blooms. Then in late summer and fall, it attracts birds with its small red fruits. The orange-red autumn color adds another layer of appeal.

Hawthorn - Hawthorn announces early summer with its sprays of white flowers. Pollinators such as bees and butterflies love the blooms. Then in late summer and fall, it attracts birds with its small red fruits. The orange-red autumn color adds another layer of appeal.

Wayfaring tree, Viburnum lantana. Ian Baird, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK

Wayfaring tree, Viburnum lantana. Ian Baird, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK

While its blossoms are used in May Day celebrations, it was considered unlucky to bring hawthorn into the house, because of the folklore that doing so would bring illness and death to that house. Much nicer then to reflect on its more positive symbolism, chiefly that of regarding the hawthorn as an emblem of hope. In fact its genus name Crataegus, comes from the Greek kratos, which means strength.   Its branches are said to have been carried by the ancient Greeks in wedding processions, and…

While its blossoms are used in May Day celebrations, it was considered unlucky to bring hawthorn into the house, because of the folklore that doing so would bring illness and death to that house. Much nicer then to reflect on its more positive symbolism, chiefly that of regarding the hawthorn as an emblem of hope. In fact its genus name Crataegus, comes from the Greek kratos, which means strength. Its branches are said to have been carried by the ancient Greeks in wedding processions, and…

Cover.  Eschschlozia Californica (California poppies)

Cover. Eschschlozia Californica (California poppies)

Click to view full-size photo of Summer Glow Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima 'Summer Glow') at Bachman's Landscaping

Click to view full-size photo of Summer Glow Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima 'Summer Glow') at Bachman's Landscaping

Veronica liwanensis...Fast growing, drought tolerant ground cover that likes full sun and reaches about 2" in height. Tolerant of poor soil and is cold hardy. flickr.com

Veronica liwanensis...Fast growing, drought tolerant ground cover that likes full sun and reaches about 2" in height. Tolerant of poor soil and is cold hardy. flickr.com

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

Flowering Shrubs by Season

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

Click to view full-size photo of Mohican Viburnum (Viburnum lantana 'Mohican') at Bachman's Landscaping

Click to view full-size photo of Mohican Viburnum (Viburnum lantana 'Mohican') at Bachman's Landscaping

guelder rose invasive species

guelder rose invasive species

Mugo pines are a great alternative to junipers for gardeners who want something different in the landscape. Find out about caring for mugo pines in this article and see if this is something you would like to try in your garden.

Mugo Pine Growing: Tips On Caring For Mugo Pines In The Landscape

Mugo pines are a great alternative to junipers for gardeners who want something different in the landscape. Find out about caring for mugo pines in this article and see if this is something you would like to try in your garden.

Japanese wisteria, Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States

Japanese wisteria, Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States

Ain't she purdy? A conifer with fern-like leaves. #conifers #ferns View Plant | Great Plant Picks

Ain't she purdy? A conifer with fern-like leaves. #conifers #ferns View Plant | Great Plant Picks