Tree

Carpinus caroliniana

Scientific name: Carpinus caroliniana Family: BETULACEAE Common names: “American hornbeam” “blue-beech” “ironwood” “musclewood” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 2-9 Light: Full sun – shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Slightly acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 25-30′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Serrated, elliptic-oval, dark green leaves Flower: Insignificant green or white catkin flowers… Continue reading Carpinus caroliniana

Drought Resistance · Tree

Gleditsia triacanthos

Scientific name: Gleditsia triacanthos Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Common honeylocust” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Average – humus rich, handles clay Moisture: Moist well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 60-80′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Bipinnate leaves with golden yellow-green leaflets, on thorny stems Flower:  Inconspicuous greenish… Continue reading Gleditsia triacanthos

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Sanguisorba officinalis

Scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Greater burnet” “Burnet bloodwort” Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Exposed Soil: Fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with rounded or oblong leaflets Flower: Maroon flowers in… Continue reading Sanguisorba officinalis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Fragrant Flowers · Groundcover · Perennial

Convallaria majalis

Scientific name: Convallaria majalis Family: ASPARGACEAE Common names: “Lily of the valley” “May lily” “Our Lady’s tears” “May bells” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Part – full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loamy clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-8″ W 8-12″ – groundcover Leaf and Stem shape: Wide linear… Continue reading Convallaria majalis

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Bulbs · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Mediterranean · Perennial

Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum Family: ALLIACEAE Common names: “Sicilian honey garlic” “Bulgarian honey garlic” “Mediterranean bells” “Honey lily” Plant Type: Perennial bulb Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H… Continue reading Nectaroscordum siculum

Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

Myrrhis odorata

Scientific name: Myrrhis odorata Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Sweet cicely” “Anice” “myrrh” “sweet bracken” “sweet chervil” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Part shade – full shade, tolerates full sun with more water Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich deep soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-4′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Myrrhis odorata

Annual · Perennial · Tropical

Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: “shy plant” “touch-me-not” “sensitive plant” “dormilones” “action plant” “humble plant” “live and die” Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 9-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-18″ W 18-36″… Continue reading Mimosa pudica