oriental poppies

Oriental Poppies – Papaver Oriental

Oriental Poppies bring stunning brilliance to the late-spring garden. Luminescent, crepe-paper like flowers open wide to three-or-four-inches and “wow” the garden on thirty-inch stems. A Poppy’s huge bowl-shaped flowers are made more dazzling by their hot array of...

centaurea montana invasive perennial

Invasive Perennials …Beware!

Invasive perennials become “weeds” in a garden when the environment is in the plant’s comfort zone. Rocky Mountain gardens where plants are not as vigorous grow slower and shorter so we get away with growing some of the...

echinacea coneflower

Echinacea purpura – Coneflower

Echinacea photo above courtesy of Karen Matthews Echinacea is a native of the plains and prairies of the USA. Originating in this tough environment gave Echinacea the deep-rooted traits of drought tolerance, long bloom, low maintenance and dependability....