The Beautiful World of Elderberry

Plant Profile:  Sambucus

There are times when you need the perfect and unique plant in your garden.  A plant that displays a spectacular trifecta of sheer wonderfulness:  *Delicate yet sturdy flowers that turn into lovely and, in many cases, edible fruit.  *Color that shines without ostentation.  *A soft texture that belies its true strength.

Oh, you may think that this perfect plant doesn’t exist, but it does my gardening friends, and it goes by the name Sambucus.  And did I mention they are deer resistant?

5 Must-Have Perennials for Fall Color

Creating a perennial garden that has color through-out the entire season can be a daunting task.  At a time of year when many gardeners are just plain tired from working out in the heat of summer and fall plant selections that revolve around the leaf color of trees and shrubs, autumn often becomes a forgotten season in many perennial gardens.  But with so many low maintenance perennials on the market, you simply have no reason to not extend your color into fall!
It’s time to create a fantastic fall perennial garden with these 5 must-have, super reliable perennials!

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