Our busy lives mean that our landscapes and gardens often end up the last task on our giant to-do lists. This makes finding the absolutely toughest yet easiest to grow plant a high priority for most homeowners.
There are times when incredible plants are lackluster in their containers. Hummelo Stachys is one of those plants.
Planted in a landscape, Hummelo holds the anticipation of bright pink flowers. Its glossy green foliage, low growing, concealing the ground. But the plants at the garden center are often only a handful of low-growing leaves.
Like many other gardeners, my longing for spring has me thinking of flowers. The warm colors of Coreopsis skipping across my mind. Ready for the barren winter landscape to erupt in riotous explosions of yellow, gold, and red. Happy faces of Coreopsis announcing summer is here.