Colchicum autumnale 'Alboplenum'--  It's hard to imagine fall without the magical appearance of Colchicums. Discriminating gardeners will appreciate the double, creamy-white flowers, up to 4-in across, with as many as eight blooms on each plant. These pristine star-bursts give a spring-like freshness to fall gardens.Colchicums prefer well-drained soil that doesn't dry out in summer and the need shade where summers are hot.

Colchicum autumnale 'Alboplenum'

Colchicum autumnale Alboplenum: plant in fall, blooms Sept - Oct, leaves emerge in Spring.

Eranthis hymealis    small tuberous perennials with palmately or pinnately lobed basal leaves and cup-shaped flowers held above a collar of deeply lobed stem leaves

Eranthis hymealis small tuberous perennials with palmately or pinnately lobed basal leaves and cup-shaped flowers held above a collar of deeply lobed stem leaves

The Fairy Shrub Rose: has been grown successfully in Mid-Atlantic climate

'The Fairy' Shrub Rose

THE FAIRY rose~Tops for vigor, perfect health, and hardiness, this shade-tolerant, disease-resistant rose has been a feature of fine gardens for 70 years now.

Anemone blanda. Middle of border. Full sun. These should be at the border edge in full sun or part shade. Buy more bulbs and plant in correct place. Perennial. H4

Anemone blanda is a compact rhizomatous perennial to with dark green leaves composed of three lobed and toothed segments. Flowers in width, violet-blue, pink or white, opening in spring above three whorled stem-leaves

Camellia japonica 'Pink Perfection' Great as shade plant for side of house. Gets 8 -10ft tall

For a Charlestonian I have a shocking disregard of the local popular plants. I hate canna& I don& grow meyer lemon trees or tea olives (.

The Dwarf Burning Bush is one of the most colorful shrubs out there.  A brilliant, fire-red illuminates off the shrub, catching everyone’s eye. The best part about this shrub is the colorful display that will last for months!  Not only does the shrub have great fall color but in the spring and summer it is covered in a beautiful shade of green.  While the color adds great appeal to the Burning Bush, there are many other attractive qualities. This no maintenance, no headache shrub is easy to…

The Dwarf Burning Bush is one of the most colorful shrubs out there. A brilliant, fire-red illuminates off the shrub, catching everyone’s eye. The best part about this shrub is the colorful display that will last for months! Not only does the shrub have

'Wolf Eyes' kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes') - white blooms and variegated leaves

'Wolf Eyes' kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes') - white blooms and variegated leaves

Geranium .. Rozanne.  For edging, in pots and at base of roses and shrubs to cover bare canes. Hardy zones 5-8.

Hardy Cranesbill Geranium 'Rozanne' is an easy ground cover type pernnial with summer blooms in a lovely violet bloom. The leaves take on a nice reddish hue in the fall.

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