In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.
BEST PLANTS FOR A SLOPE; An Illinois master gardener shares her tips for taming a difficult landscape.my front and one side garden are pretty vertical--right about at the angle of repose. Yes, that steep.
The Chinese snowball viburnum has a lot going for it: virtually no insect or disease pressures, height, spectacular glistening white blossoms, and cut flowers by the buckets. This makes this heirloom that’s strutting its stuff right now in the Sou
MAILBOX --HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.