'Daybreak' Loved for its deep gold foliage, 'Daybreak' has heavily textured foliage that's somewhat resistant to slugs and has good sun tolerance. Size: 22" tall, 36" wide Zones: 3-9 Slug Resistant: Slight Flowers: Lavender Year Introduced: 1986
A stunner for the shade, Brunnera 'Jack Frost' offers silver-variegated leaves that look good from spring to fall. At the start of the season, the foliage is accented by wonderful clusters of sky-blue forget-me-not flowers. Name: Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' Size: To 2 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-7 Plant it with: Lungwort, white daffodils, and bleeding heart
New variety of Hosta! White Feather has large pure white leaves that emerge in late spring/early summer. Throughout the summer green streaks develop on the foliage and lavender flowers rise up in summer.
To help morning glory seeds sprout, soak them in tepid water the night before you plant or file the hard seed coat to open it. Once they're started, morning glories can take care of themselves. But because they drop their seeds and self-sow readily, be careful where you plant them or you'll be pulling volunteers for years! To help control unwanted seedlings, mow, rake or heavily mulch the ground underneath the plants.
Vulcan Hosta | strong white centers surrounded by green edges make 'Vulcan' hosta leaves shine in the garden. Tuck plants into partial shade for best growth. Morning sun with afternoon shade or high dappled shade is ideal. Lavender blooms in mid- to late summer lure hummingbirds. Divide plants when they’re fully established—wait at least three years after planting if you are dividing to multiply plants. Otherwise, wait until five to eight years before dividing. 'Vulcan' is hardy in Zones 3…