‘Blonde Ambition’
Bouteloua gracilis
by Kelly D. Norris - posted 03/28/14

It may seem odd to talk about a late-summer flowering grass in late spring, but the fact is you’re going to want to rush out and nab this soon enough to get it planted instead of waiting another season. Blue grama grass is one of the essential components of the short-grass prairie found abundantly on the High Plains, garnering its common name from the leaves and its bluish haze ...   >> read article
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Eastern bee balm
Monarda bradburiana
by By Roy Diblik - posted 03/21/14

Here eastern bee balm is painted with moor grass (Midinia caerulea) and lesser calamint (Calamintha nepta; syn. Clinopodium nepeta) ...   >> read article
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ZZ Plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia
by Chris Baker - posted 02/28/14

The genus Zamioculcas has but one species, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Say that 10 times quickly! To make things easy, everyone else just calls it ZZ plant. And there couldn’t be an easier plant to grow, either ...   >> read article
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Dwarf Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’
by Ann McCulloh - posted 02/21/14

Dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’) is not really grass! It’s a miniature member of the lily family, sometimes used as a turf substitute in the Southern states. In Ohio, it serves best as a dense, evergreen, sun- and shade-tolerant ground cover. It is a classic element in traditional Japanese gardens and looks wonderful in formal or modern landscapes as well ...   >> read article
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Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
Cyclamen hederifolium
by Joseph Tychonievich - posted 02/14/14

Cyclamen hederifolium’s growth is the exact opposite of everything else in your garden. It wakes up and blooms in the fall, then the leaves come up and look amazing until next summer ...   >> read article
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