August 27, 2008
With its unusual shape, texture, and color, globe thistle adds much interest to both the garden and vase. The foliage definately resembles a thistle, so this plant might work better in a cottage garden rather than a formal garden.
Hardy zones 3 – 8
Height – 30″ to 48″
Bloom time – mid to late summer
Plant in average, well drained soil. Drought tolerant.
Good for fresh cut flowers or dried.
June 15, 2008
Lady’s Mantle can add great texture to a sun or shade garden. The leaves glisten every morning with dew collected from the night before, sparkling like jewels. The chartreuse flowers are small and make a nice filler for bouquets; they can also be dried.
Hardy zone 3-8
Blooms in late spring to early summer
Height – 12″ – 16″
Full sun to full shade, enjoys moisture