A Sioux Crape Myrtle with a honey bee

Crape Myrtles deliver showy summer flowers, attractive bark, and in many cases brilliant fall color, making them a year-round garden performer.

A bee on a cosmo

If you are looking to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, the following perennials are a perfect additions. With a little deadheading of spent blooms, these will continue to flower throughout the summer.

Al's Garden Recipe
Sedums

With a warm summer predicted, every gardener starts to think about watering and water consumption. Depending on your watering habits and your choice of plants, your actual water usage can vary greatly. Some great water wise options come from the Perennial family.

Pink echinacea bloom

Butterflies love the flowers, birds love the seeds, and we love the generous long lasting bouquets.

Alstoemerias for Perennial Gardening Month

This beautiful flower is also known as the Princess lily or the dwarf Peruvian lily.

Al's Video Tip

We take a look at some of our favorite tomato varieties to grow in a container.

Staked Star Jasmine Vine

We've had a long love affair with Star Jasmine. This vine is covered with small white, star or pinwheel shaped flowers, that make your garden smell absolutely heavenly.

Peppermint Mountain Laurel blooms

This showy shrub will have your neighbors stopping and asking “What is that?”

pink and blue 'LA Dreamin Hydrangea blooms

Whether it’s blue or pink, or somewhere in between, there is nothing like a Hydrangea to get your attention in the garden.