The purple-pink double blooms on this garden mum are about 2½ inches across and they bloom in a cushion shape over the bushy, compact plant.
Get into the season with autumn-blooming perennials.
The leaves, not the tiny blue-purple blossoms, of this aster are aromatic—crush or rub them for a somewhat minty fragrance.
When should I cut back the stems on my Russian sage?
Mountain mint boats clusters of small white (sometimes lavender) flowers appear in late summer—a welcome bit of cool in the final weeks of summer heat.
Horseradish will happily settle in any sunny corner of your garden, but beware: You’ll have a hard time evicting it if you ever change your mind. Each tiny piece of horseradish root that stays in the ground can sprout a whole new plant.
Aloes are generally undemanding, but be careful not to overwater them.
A lady’s slipper came up in my yard. Someone told me it doesn’t like being moved or fertilized. Any suggestions?
Lavender seeds don’t have a long shelf life, so be sure you’re starting with fresh ones.
This native prairie grass is popular in gardens because of its year-round beauty, tidy size, decorous behavior, and drought tolerance.