White flowers on dark green foliage. Plant Spotlight: 'Tor' Birchleaf Spirea.

Plant Spotlight: ‘Tor’ Birchleaf Spirea

Could you tell me the name of your favorite spirea? You just rolled your eyes, didn’t you? 

That’s okay. While spirea is a commonly used plant for landscapers, it’s not the plant that customers get excited about when they’re at the nursery. Most people wouldn’t even recognize this favorite as spirea, though.

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Bee on purple stem of lavender flower.  Plant Profile:  Lavender

Plant Profile: Lavender

There is no denying the charm of lavender. The fragrance alone brings to mind idyllic images of meandering walkways bordered by the aromatic, silvery foliage. The musky scent of purple flowers on long, slender stems drying in a forgotten kitchen window. Very few plants can evoke such emotion and take you to places you’ve longed to visit.

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Yellow flowers of Goldenrod against a blue sky. 5-Must Have Perennials for Fall Color.

5 Must-Have Perennials for Fall Color

We plant flowers to welcome the spring and brighten our receding winter landscapes.  We add color to the summer garden and often admire them from the comfort of our air-conditioned home.  But the time of year when we step back outside to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures, our gardens are often left barren.  Leaving fall color to only the trees and the mums planted at your front door.  Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and extend your garden palette with these 5 must-have perennials for fall color.

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