For Member Lisa Scott Macdonough of Batavia, New York, rocks are the best part of gardening.
Here are our picks for 2012's best new plants.
Rose campion’s flowers are short-lived but brilliantly colored.
‘Bottle Rocket’ ligularia adds drama to moist, shady gardens.
Grow garden sorrel for its tangy, edible leaves.
Bergenias have spring flowers and evergreen leaves that turn color during the winter.
When mayapples start to poke above the soil in early spring, they look like green mushrooms.
With the striking shape and rich color of its flower, red trillium makes a dramatic addition to the woodland garden.
Yellow trout lily (Erythronium americanum) is a spring ephemeral, one of those wildflowers …
After a long winter, it’s nice to see any plant emerging from the ground, even if it’s a little smelly. Eastern skunk cabbage is one of the earliest native wildflowers to emerge and bloom in the late winter or very early spring.