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Licorice mint (lavender hyssop). The plant was used by Native American tribes as a medicinal tea. Aromatic w/vivid lavender-blue flower spikes that are attractive to bees, butterflies, birds, and wild rabbits - but not to deer. The nectar makes a delicious honey. Both the leaves and flowers are edible, can be added to salads. Licorice mint's many medicinal uses include an infusion for chest colds and coughing, a sedative and tranquilizer, a burn poultice, and an itching reliever for poison…

Native plant - supremely attractive to pollinators - attractive, easy and undemanding. Looks great massed. Also makes a flavorful tea!

No-Fuss Bird and Butterfly Garden Plan ~ possible new plan for 2013

No-Fuss Bird and Butterfly Garden Plan

Five Fabulous Garden Plans Our garden editors designed these garden plans to solve your most troubling spaces.

Eryngium yuccifolium  Common Name: rattlesnake master  Type: Herbaceous perennial  Family: Apiaceae  Zone: 3 to 8  Native Range: United States  Height: 4 to 5 feet  Spread: 2 to 3 feet  Bloom Color: Green, White  Bloom Description: Greenish-white  Sun: Full sun  Water: Dry to medium  Maintenance: Low  Used as a medicinal and fiber plant in prehistoric North America.

Best Perenials for Problem Clay Soils: Eryngium yuccifolium — Rattlesnake master

Rarely seen anymore, Balsam flower is extremely easy to grow

Heirloom Annuals

Blending seamlessly with perennials and shrubs, old fashioned annuals will inject a long lasting blast of color into your garden.

Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) The intricate lavender flowers of Bergamot attract a plethora of butterflies, and the strong stems are sometimes used by Indigo Buntings to build their nests. The fresh leaves can be used to brew a tasty, minty tea, and the seedheads are excellent in dried arrangements.

Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) stems are sometimes used by Indigo Buntings to build their nests.The fresh leaves can be used to brew a tasty, minty tea, and the seedheads are excellent in dried arrangements.

Veronica: Most vibrant in full sun, but also handles part shade. More ideas for easy Midwest plants: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/25-top-easy-care-plants-for-midwest-gardens/page/15/0

25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

PART SHADE - Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.

LITTLE BIBI - LITTLE BIBI is a naturally dwarf evergreen shrub with glaucous grey green leaves. It flowers heavily with its main flush in spring/summer, and continuously throughout the remainder of the year (depending on location and local conditions) with pretty mauve/purple pea like flowers. Heat and frost hardy, this tough plant is ideal for a wide range of domestic and commercial landscapes.

LITTLE BIBI - LITTLE BIBI is a naturally dwarf evergreen shrub with glaucous grey green leaves. It flowers heavily with its main flush in spring/summer, and continuously throughout the remainder of the year (depending on location and local conditions) wit

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Garden Crossings Online Garden Center offers a large selection of Obedient Plant Plants. Shop our Online Perennial catalog today!

Redbud Planting Guide

Redbud Planting Guide

The complete guide to Southern plants. Find practical gardening advice, tips, and information on all the classic plants of the South.

How to create beautiful shade garden pots using easy to grow plants with showy foliage and flowers. And plant lists for all 16 container planting designs!

16 Colorful Shade Garden Pots and Plant Lists

How to create beautiful shade garden pots using easy to grow plants with showy foliage and flowers. And plant lists for all 16 container planting designs! - A Piece Of Rainbow - Gardening Today

Dwarf Shrubs and More | DIY Landscaping | Landscape Design & Ideas, Plants, Lawn Care | DIY

Dwarf Shrubs and More

17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs:Elijah Blue Fescue This evergreen ornamental grass should be planted in full sun for it to produce the best color.

Garden Fragrance Galore! - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Garden Fragrance Galore - Dianthus 'Firewitch' - Easy to grow ground-cover for a sunny spot in the garden.

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