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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
2017-05-15 17 21 11

Plant of the Week- Penstemon

Posted by Candice Hart -

This week's Plant of the Week has always been a favorite of mine. Beardtongue ( Penstemon digitalis ) is a native perennial you'll find growing in prairies, fields, wood margins, open woods and along railroad tracks throughout the state. At a local garden center, you'll also find a variety of great cultivars available. This...

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2017-05-15 17 00 49

Plant of the Week- Blue Star Amsonia

Plant of the Week is back! It's been a bit of a hiatus, but I'm glad to be back sharing what plants I'm seeing that are noteworthy, growing in gardens across the state. This week I'm featuring  Amsonia hubrichtii, Blue Star. I was reminded of this perennial on a recent trip to the US Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. where it was growing beautif...

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