Good landscaping can mean the difference between an average yard, and a yard that stands out and commands attention, but in a tasteful way. It can transform a home and even increase its value, and it can provide your family a truly enjoyable place in which to spend time on nice days throughout the year.
An Easy Planting Idea with Sage & Ornamental Grasses
This desirable and long lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. Gloriously teaming up with the vertical purple-blue spikes of Salvia farinacea (Mealy-Cup Sage) are the long arching plumes of Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass) which sway gracefully in the summer breeze. Both plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, require very little care and won prestigious awards.
Highly remarkable, Salvia farinacea ‘Evolution’ is the first Salvia farinacea with violet flower spikes. Blooming continuously from late spring to frost, it is also very adaptable. Perfect in a sunny spot in an annual or perennial garden, it can be grown in patio containers or ceramic pots. The deep violet flower spikes can also be cut, dried and used as everlasting flowers for bouquets, decorations or craft projects.
5 Tasks for the Spring Garden
The chill in the air is back, but spring is here.
This means there is work to do outside. If you wait until the picture perfect spring weather, you might find yourself with more work than you can accomplish in the time left before plants explode with growth. It is way easier to rake a garden when the perennials aren't up, but some of you may be finding that your plants got a big boost from the 80 degree weather two weeks ago. That's OK. Remember to keep an eye out while raking and stepping around in your garden beds.