Coleus plants are known for their colorful, variegated leaves and can be excellent additions to an indoor or outdoor garden. They may come in yellows, greens, reds, and some even come in pinks or purples. They require attention to maintain a bushy, attractive appearance but grow easily in the right conditions.
Araiostegia is a small genus of ferns that are related to the popular rabbits-foot fern (Davallia). Noted for their finely textured fronds, the 16 species of Araiostegia ferns are mostly tropical plants that live primarily on tree branches or rocks. Araiostegia is an Asian genus that extends from southern China to southern India, Taiwan, and Malaysia. A few species live in the Himalayas and have developed some cold tolerance. One in particular, Araiostegia pseudocystopteris, is hardy enough…
Creeping Myrtle Vinca minor 'Alba'ground cover. A reliable and attractive ground cover for dry shade under trees and for erosion control on banks or slopes. Best performance when shaded from the hot afternoon sun. White flowers bloom early to late spring Hardiness -30°F Ht. 6-8" Spacing 12-15" Ground cover Water Weekly during dry spells; more often until roots established Light Sun or shade. Keep weed-free Showy ground cover, for erosion control, shade-loving
Cimicifuga Hillside Black Beauty -- Bluestone Perennials
Dark purple - almost black - finely cut foliage retains its excellent color all season. Fragrant white spires of flowers reach 5' on long candelabras above the foliage adding architectural oomph and late summer bloom to a shady area. Good in groups or as a specimen. Best color in light shade.
Hampton's Garden Tour 2010
The Hampton's is home to some gorgeous private gardens. Unfortunately many are surrounded by sky high hedges so they can only be seen by owners and guests. Luckily, some of the most beautiful gardens were opened for the Guild Hall 2010 Garden Tour. Here are some of my favorite details from the tour: Lynne Garden, Georgica Designed by Edmund Hollander www.hollanderdesign.com Entry through a rose garden. A trellis obelisk steadies roses as they grow. Tee off in your own back…