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Plant terms can be confusing. If you find yourself a bit perplexed, the glossary below may help. If I have missed any, please let me know.

Happy Planting!


Acidic Soil Soil with a pH of less than 7
   
Alkaline Soil Soil with a pH of greater than 7
   
Amendment Any material, such as compost or lime, that is mixed with existing soil to improve properties
   
Annual Plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season, then dies
   
Basal Foliage Leaves found near the base of the stem
   
Biennial Plant that completes its lifecylce in two growing seasons, then dies
   
Border A garden, usually containing a variety of plants, that is backed by walls, fences, or taller plants, such as, trees or shrubs
   
Compost Organic material used as a soil amendment
   
Crown Area on a plant where the stem meets the root, generally found at soil level
   
Cultivar Refers to a group of plants within a species that has slightly different characteristics, such as, flower color or size
   
Deadheading Removal of old, spent/dead flowers, may promote reblooming
   
Deciduous Refers to trees and shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally, usually in the fall
   
Division The process of splitting up plants, commonly performed on perennials
   
en masse Planting masses of the same plant to create a bold statement
   
Evergreen Plants that retain their foliage for more than one growing season
   
Fertilizer Organic or inorganic material added to the soil to encourage plant growth
   
Groundcover A plant that spreads to cover the soil surface
   
Growth Rate Slow: 3-6" per year, Moderate: 6-12" per year, Fast: 12-24+ per year
   
Habit General form or shape of a plant
   
Hardiness Zone Zones that provide guidelines to measure a plants ability to tolerate hot and cold temperatures
   
Herbaceous Non-woody plant that dies back to the ground every year
   
Invasive Plant A plant that spreads rapidly and may take over a garden bed
   
Loam Soil that is a mixture of clay, sand and silt
   
Mass Planting A planting where large numbers of the same plant are used to provide visual interest
   
Native Plant A plant that naturally occurs in a certain area
   
Node (leaf node) a joint on a plant stem
   
Perennial Plant that survives for 3 or more growing seasons
   
Pinching A technique used to promote fuller or shorter plants, often resulting in more flower heads
   
Rhizome an underground stem
 

Stamen

pollen producing structure, usually found within the center of the flower
Spathe Leaf like structure that encloses the flower
   
Taproot Main root of a plant, usually growing straight down
   
Variegated A plant whose green foliage is marked with another color, usually white or yellow

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garden style formal

Formal Garden, How To:

The formal garden style tames nature.  Designs are well balanced; incorporating symmetry, geometric forms and straight lines.  Sundials, birdbaths, water fountains, or topiaries are often used to establish a central focal point and plants are repeated throughout the design, creating uniformity.  Use the design and planting tips below to create a formal garden in the privacy of your backyard. 

Define your space: 

Usually a formal garden is found on naturally flat terrain.  If you have minor unevenness consider levelling the ground.  If that is not possible create a stepped garden, with two or three levels.

Formal gardens tend to be in the shape of a square, rectangle or circle, and are arranged around some type of focal point.  Often the focal point is located in the center of the garden, but, at the end of the garden, or within view of a favorite window.  Do what works best for you.  Possible focal points include:  birdbaths, water fountains, a small flowering tree, a pre-existing deck, or a garden bench.

Plan your paths:

Your pathways should all lead to your focal point.  Listed below are some options:

 

 

Pathways can be gravel, paved (i.e. brick or concrete pavers), or grass, and are usually lined with low hedges.  Keep in mind that grass pathways, though attractive, are high maintenance. 

Choose your plants and color scheme:

 

 

Add stone urns, planters, and statues.  Maintain symmetry by using an even number of urns, planters or statues.  Place them in the center of your garden beds or at the corners.  Planters/Urns should contain the same kind of plant or flower. 

Last, but definitely not least, add some furniture.  A bench or two along a path and/or a small table and chairs in a grassy open area will allow people to stop and enjoy the view. 

Plants commonly found in the formal garden include:

 

 

Do not limit yourself to the above list of plants.  There are many that can be used in the formal garden.  The secret is to pick only a few and then use them repeatedly in mass.  Do not forget to determine your hardiness zone prior to choosing plants.  

                                                                                   Happy Planting!

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'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

American Holly

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Anemone Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Anise Hyssop 'Mango Tango'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Anise Hyssop 'Rosie Posie'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 9 10

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 9 10

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 9 10

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 9 10

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 9 10

Annual Tickseed

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 9 10

Armand Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Atlantic Whitecedar

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Atlas Cedar

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:over 40 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Autumn Moon Sage

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Azalea 'ReBLOOM' Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Bear's Breeches

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bearded Iris

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Beedance Bidens

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 9 10 11

Begonia 'Little Lava'

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 10 11

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Birch Leaf Spirea

type:

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Bishop's Weed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Bitterroot 'Little Raspberry'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Blackberry Lily

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bleeding Hearts

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Blue Kazoo Spirea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Bolero Hyssop

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bossa Nova Begonia

type:annual

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Boxleaf Honeysuckle

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Boxwood

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Bugleweed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Butterfly Bush 'Blue Chip Jr.'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Butterfly Weed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Camellia October Magic Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 7 8 9

Carpathian Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Catawba Rhododendron

type:shrub

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Cherry Laurel

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 6 7 8

Chinese Astilbe

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Chinese Dogwood 'Elsbry'

type:tree

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Chinese Holly

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Chrysanthemum

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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category:formal

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zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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Clematis

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Clematis

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Clematis

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category:formal

light:

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zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Clematis 'Viva Polonia'

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Brother Stefan

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Happy Jack

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Clematis Jolly Good

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Madame Maria

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Still Waters

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Climbing Bleeding Heart

type:vine

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Climbing Hydrangea

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Climbing Hydrangea

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Colorspires Crystal Blue Sage

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Common Bleeding Heart

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7

Common Boxwood

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6

Common Foxglove

type:biennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Common Sundrops

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Coneflower Sombrero Series

type:

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Coneflower Sombrero Series

type:

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Coral Bells

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Coral Bells 'Grape Soda'

type:

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Creeping Phlox

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Creeping Wintergreen

type:

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 3 4 5 6

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Crocosmia 'Okavango'

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Crocosmia Nova Dragonfire

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Crocosmia Twilight Fairy Series

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Daffodil

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Dahlia Magnificent Series

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone:

Daylily

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Deutzia 'Yuki Snowflake'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Digitalis Foxlight Series

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Dwarf Delphinium

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

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category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

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category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

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height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Eastern Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

False Spirea

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Fancy Dancer Sage

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Fire Dancer Sage

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Flowering Dogwood

type:tree

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:30-40 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Foxglove Digiplexis 'Illumination Raspberry'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 7 8 9 10

Frikart's Aster

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Fringed Bleeding Heart

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Garden Phlox

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Garvinea Series

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Gas Plant

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Gem Box Inkberry Holly

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Geranium - Bermuda Series

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 10 11

Glory of the Snow

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Golden Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Hardy Cyclamen

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7

Hinoki False Cypress

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8

Holly 'Castle Gold'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Holly 'Nellie R. Stevens'

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Hollyhock

type:biennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Hydrangea 'Annie's Blue'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Hydrangea Everlasting Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Hydrangea Let's Dance Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Indian Hawthorn 'Redbird'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Inkberry

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Japanese Anemone

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Japanese Falsecypress

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Japanese Holly

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8

Japanese Holly

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Japanese Spikenard

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Japanese Spirea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Kolorscape Rose Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Kousa Dogwood

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Lady's Mantle

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Lawson Falsecypress

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 6 7 8 9

Leadwort

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Lemon Light Sage

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Lenten Rose

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Lilac 'Scent and Sensibility'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Lily Turf

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Little Goblin Winterberry

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Little Leaf Boxwood

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Lupine

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6

Meserve Hybrid Hollies

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6

Mondo Grass

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Monkshood

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6

Montbretia

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Moss Phlox

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Mouse Ear Coreopsis

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9 10

Mouse Ear Coreopsis

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9 10

Myrtle/Periwinkle

type:vine

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Nepeta Top Hat

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

New York Aster

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Oakleaf Hydrangea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Old Fashioned Weigela

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Oriental Arborvitae

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9 10 11

Osteospermum 4D Series

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 10 11

Ozark Sundrops

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Painted Arum

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Painted Arum

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Peachleaf Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Pearly Everlasting

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Peony

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Peppermint Willow

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 9 10 11

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed Firefly

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed Ladybird

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed Lightening Bug

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Perennial Tickseed Lightening Bug

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Peruvian Lily

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Phlox 'Pink Profusion'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7

Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7

Plantain Lily

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Plantain Sedge 'Blue Ridge'

type:ornamental grass

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Rocky Mountain Juniper 'Woodward'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Margaret Mae'

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Meiradena'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Meisaliza'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Meisaliza'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Meisaliza'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Rose 'Radgor'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose Dee-Lish

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose Fired Up

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Rose Look-A-Like 'Apple Dapple'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose Look-A-Likes Bougainfeelya

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose Lychee Lemonade

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 10 11

Rose Tahitian Treasure

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rusty Foxglove

type:biennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7

Rutgers Dogwood

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Salvia Black & Bloom

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Salvia Summer Jewel Series

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Scarlet Sage

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone:

Sea Thrift/Sea Pink

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Sedge Grass

type:ornamental grass

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Senetti Pericallis

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 11

Showy Stonecrop

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Cypress

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Siberian Iris

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Silverberry

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Snowdrop

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Spanish Lavender

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Spanish Lavender Bandera Purple

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10

Speedwell, Moody Blues Series

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Spiked Speedwell

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Spiral Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 6 7

Spirea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Spirea Double Play 'Pink'

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Spotted Bellflower

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Spurge

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Spurge

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Straw Foxglove

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Strawberry Foxglove

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Supertunia Picasso Series

type:

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 10 11

Sweet Autumn Clematis

type:vine

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Sweet Dreams Sea Thrift

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Sweet Dreams Sea Thrift

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Tatarian Daisy

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Threadleaf Coreopsis

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Three-Lobed Spirea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Tickseed 'Little Bird'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wee White Smooth Hydrangea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wee White Smooth Hydrangea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wee White Smooth Hydrangea

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Weeping Alaskan Cedar

type:tree

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:30-40 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Weigela 'Sonic Bloom' Series

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Weigela Ruby Fusion

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Wild Ginger

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Wild Sweet William

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Wood Fern

type:fern

category:formal

light: shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Woodland Phlox

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Yarrow 'Moon Dust'

type:perennial

category:formal

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Yaupon Holly

type:shrub

category:formal

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Yellow Foxglove

type:perennial

category:formal

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Zinnia Up Town 'Frosted Strawberry'

type:annual

category:formal

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11