Popular Perennials for a Beautiful Garden

Growing season is a time when the Earth comes alive, where the subtle whispers of Spring come breaking forth from the cold and dreary days of Winter. Mother Earth has rested, trees have wintered without their canopy of leaves and the sweet sounds of bird songs now greet us as the day comes dawn. All has been quiet as we await the celebration of Spring. The arrival of springtime heralds… Read More

Wonderful Perennials to Grow in Your Zone 8 Garden

When it comes time to select the perfect perennials for your garden, it's important to consult the USDA's Plant Hardiness Map for your area. This guide, which was first created in modern form by the US National Arboretum in 1960. separates the United States into 11 different planting zones. Each of the 11 sections reflects a 10 degree temperature difference in the average yearly low temperatures. Furthermore, the guide then… Read More

How Does PlantSwatch™ work?

I recently used the PlantSwatch™ in my own garden. After removing some monstrous shrubs left by previous owners, I was left with a fairly large space in need of something… and what gardener doesn’t love the chance of starting over with a clean slate. Sure, it’s easy enough to get the beds started, but then the real task begins: choosing plants. While it is always fun to purchase new plants,… Read More

What is PlantSwatch™?

PlantSwatch™ is just like a paint swatch but deigned for choosing garden plants instead of paint. This nifty little “tool” is basically an easy-to-carry index that’s arranged by color and hardiness zones. It features over 230 plant varieties, each with its own growing conditions. From shrubs and trees to grasses and flowering plants, you’ll find everything you need right at your fingertips. The product was created to provide the “average”… Read More

PlantSwatch™ – Gardening by Color and Zone Has Never Been Easier

Most people are familiar with those colorful paint swatches available for choosing that perfect shade of color for your home – be the kitchen, the bedroom, or outdoor shed. But what if you could just as easily choose the best colors for the garden in a similar way? You can, and PlantSwatch™ is the answer! Read More