Penstemons are a staple in Western gardens—and for good reason.

Penstemons are a staple in Western gardens—and for good reason. Certain types of these native plants thrive on heat and drought. They prefer poor soils and, once established, require little water. They’re also gorgeous, growing up to 5 feet tall with strong stems and big, lovely, tubular flowers (similar to those of snapdragon and foxglove) […]

Hydrangeas – popular shrubs to start gardening

Hydrangeas Hydrangeas are popular shrubs with showy flower heads in hues of blue, white, or pink in summer or autumn. Many gardeners are surprised to find out that not all hydrangeas are shrubs–there are a few climbing species that make first-rate vines. Plant facts Common name: Hydrangea Botanical name: Hydrangea spp. Zones: 4 to 10, […]