Attract Hummingbirds with These Must Have Plants

Attract Hummingbirds with These Plant Magnets:

Pineapple Sage and Russian Sage Plants

Choose plants that produce summer blossoms in the colors of red, purple and bright pink. 

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Greenwood’s Favorite Sun Garden Plants

Our Favorite Sun Garden Plants:

Composite image to illustrate the diversity of...
Composite image to illustrate the diversity of plants. See below for image and species list. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. Yucca Color Guard
  2. Elijah Blue Fescue
  3. Hen and Chicks
  4. The Fairy Rose
  5. Miss Ruby Buddleia
  6. Apricot Drift Rose
  7. Adagio Ornamental Grass
  8. Blue Scent Lavender

This selection of sun garden plants is our choices for beginning a colorful long blooming sun garden in most zones. Check out more plant selections for sun garden plants.

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Our Favorite Drought Tolerant Plants

Greenwood’s Favorite 8 Drought Tolerant Plants

Xeric Garden
Xeric Garden (Photo credit: edgeplot)
  1. Strawberry Seduction Yarrow
  2. Barbeque Rosemary
  3. Provence Lavender
  4. Golden Japanese Ogon Sedum
  5. Juniper Skyrocket
  6. Sedum Autumn Fire
  7. Rosa Rugosa Red
  8. Dragon’s Blood Red Sedum

Plants that are drought tolerant still require regular supplemental watering to fully establish a strong root system. Once established, they can grow and flourish with little additional water. Mulching is always recommended around the base of these plants to keep them cool in the heat of summer and to build the nutritional value of the soil. Check out other pages for more plants that are drought tolerant or good for xeriscapes.


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Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds with Garden Plants

Attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with our selection of flowering shrub bushes. Brightly colored blooms of red, yellow, pink and purple will bring them in for your enjoyment.

Butterfly feeding from butterfly bush
Butterfly feeding from butterfly bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Greenwood’s 8 Favorite Flowering Shrubs

Greenwood’s Favorite 8 Flowering Shrubs:     

Hydrangea macrophylla - Hortensia hydrangea, p...
Hydrangea macrophylla - Hortensia hydrangea, picture from Longwood Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. The Fairy Rose
  2. Pink Velour Crape Myrtle
  3. Bloomerang Reblooming Lilac
  4. Knockout Double Pink Rose
  5. Nishiki Dappled Willow
  6. Nikko Blue Hydrangea
  7. Spilled Wine Weigela
  8. Pinky Winky Hydrangea

These flowering plants were chosen for their blooming length as well as the other special qualities that they bring to the garden. Check out our other flowering plants.

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