Plant of the Month – August

Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Plant Form: Deciduous tree, shrub Water Use: Low, moderate Mature Size: 2-22 ft. tall and wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Summer (June – August), Fall (September – November) Native to: China Hardiness: Cold hardy to 15°F Crape Myrtle’s claim to fame is its incredibly showy, ruffled flowers, but it has many other admirable qualities. This ornamental shrub or tree offers year-round interest: flowers from summer into fall, fall foliage color, sculptural branching in winter […]

Plant of the Month – May

Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Plant Form: Ornamental grass Water Use: Low Mature Size: 6 – 12″ tall & wide Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Bloom Time: Summer (June – July) Native to: Europe Hardiness: Cold hardy to < 0°F   Blue Fescue forms a mounded clump of needle-like, bluish foliage year-round in warm climates. Insignificant pale green flowers rise above the foliage in summer, which some people enjoy, but others remove to retain its “tufted” look. Unlike some of its […]