Common sage has lovely leathery, silver leaves and is also available in tricolor variegated forms that make handsome foliage plants. The oval leaves are hairy and fragrant. Read more about this hardy shrub.
Decorative sweet potatoes have colored leaf forms that help to distinguish it in the vegetable garden. They grow into ground-hugging vines that stretch across the front of a flower bed or out of containers. Read more about this interesting plant.
Statice, or sea lavender, is the perfect flower for cutting and drying. They make beautiful upright accents in mixed flower gardens, and are great for attracting butterflies. Read about these lovely flowers.
Fragrant Solomon's seal is a graceful plant with tall leaves, creamy bell-shaped flowers, and blue-black fruit. It may take some time to get established, but is well worth the wait. Read about this colorful plant.
Ladybells have enormously beautiful blue flowers. It requires little maintenance; it self-seeds, and may persist for years. Read about this heat-tolerant flower and how to care for this easy-to-care-for flower.
Monkshood has showy dark blue flower spikes that bloom in late summer and early fall and resemble hoods. Its toxic properties have been described since the early sixteenth century. Read more about this fascinating plant.
Thyme is usually relegated to the herb garden but it's creeping habit makes it a natural for edging and planting in between stepping stones in a sunny perennial garden. Read more about this misunderstood herb.
Dracaena, or spike plant, was traditionally considered a houseplant, but has now moved outside as an annual. The leaves add great height and texture to any garden scenery. Read about this fascinating plant.
Dalmatian bellflower is an excellent flower for all kinds of rock gardens. It is easy to grow and produces bluish-purple blossoms. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using Dalmatian bellflower.