This shrub is smothered with plumes of white flowers in the spring. Grows about 4-5′ high. Part to full sun. Makes a fantastic cut flower.
This tree is covered with white, fragrant blossoms in the late summer heat of July and August, and the butterflies adore her. I often see 3-4 butterflies hovering at the same time over this tree. After the flowers drop, a beautiful red calyx is left behind, often with a blue berry at the center — two seasons of marvelous interest!
Grows to be 8-10′ tall, 5′ wide, requires half to full sun to bloom. Full sun. Read more about it here in Fine Gardening Magazine.
Yellow Flag Iris / Iris pseudacorus October 14, 2016
This giant Iris grows to be 3′ tall and blooms in June. The blooms are a rich, buttery yellow, over handsome sword-like leaves that are a great contrast in the garden. It can grow in swampy, wet areas, but also thrives in regular garden soil too. Full to part sun.
Hardy pink begonia is slow to emerge in spring, with beautifully veined and crinkled, pink-tinged leaves. By late summer, boy are you glad you planted her. Blooming in shade, the graceful pink blooms really catch your eye in a time of year when hardly anything else looks good. I never have to water mine, they thrive without a care. 2′ tall, part to full shade. Drought tolerant. Spreads gently into a large clump.
Sweet shrub / Calycanthus ‘Hartlage Wine’ April 20, 2016
This shrub grows beautifully in full sun to part shade, gets 10′ tall x 6′ wide, and is covered with these large, gorgeous blooms in mid-spring. Totally drought-resistant once established and easily pruned after blooming to a smaller size if need be.