You are currently here! -
  • Home
  • - Category: Virginia plants ( Page 5 )
November 22, 2010 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_1111" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Photo credit: The Garden Professors Blog (click for link)"][/caption] I don't have to tell you this is bad, right? Wrong plant, wrong place and all that? Obviously you've seen

September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Common? Maybe. Still, there's no denying that this is a showy plant in the fall. Just keep in mind that it wants to get to be a ten foot by ten foot plant.

September 8, 2010 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 3 minutes Can we speak frankly? We're friends, right? This is an issue that I encounter a lot: A lot of folks are thinking too small when it comes to

September 7, 2010 2 Comments

I realize that I have already posted about Cryptomeria japonica, but I wanted to do a quickie Plant Profile card for it because hey, I find them fun. I recommend the use of

August 31, 2010 2 Comments

These beauties have mostly stopped blooming at this point (although I've seen an oddball bloomer here and there), and now the big, dangly seed pods are doing their thing. Koelreuteria is a good

July 28, 2010 4 Comments

Thanks to the magic of Twitter (do you follow me?), I stumbled across the Garden Designers' Roundtable, a really cool blog to which designers from around the country contribute. Their latest group of

March 22, 2010 0 Comments

If you're looking for a funky little accent plant, Pieris japonica is a great choice, and the variety 'Mountain Fire' seems to do pretty well in northern Virginia. What's also important is that

March 15, 2010 0 Comments

This is a boxwood I specify a fair bit. Why? Scale. Justin Brouwer stays tight and compact. The ones in the profile picture were taken at the home of the grower's relative. They

March 10, 2010 0 Comments

This is actually a fairly under-utilized plant, which is a darn shame. I love the Chinese Fringe Tree (chionanthus virginicus), partly because it's just so unusual that its blooms stop people in their

February 21, 2010 1 Comment

Everyone and their brother does a favorite plant, plant of the week, etc. I decided to change it up a little and present the plants a little differently. I used to love the