|Hopflower Oregano photo by Pat Hayward/Plant Select®|
|Smoky Hills Skullcap, photo from Plant Select®|
- Thrive in broad range of conditions
- Flourish with less water
- Tough and resilient in challenging climates
- One of a kind/unique
- Disease/insect resistance
- Long-lasting beauty
- Easy to care for
- Have lower negative environmental impact and higher positive impact
- Tough and beautiful at the same time
|Carol Mackie Daphne, photo by Pat Hayward|
The Plant Select® program includes perennials, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, annuals, grasses, vines and petites. Among these you'll find roses, herbs and edibles. Click here for Plant Select® Videos.
So pour yourself a hot beverage and delight in the fact that you can easily search around this friendly website. You'll also find lists of retailers in your area who carry Plant Select®, public demonstration gardens to view through the seasons, interesting plant stories and professional plant designs that you can adapt to your own garden.
I kid you not, this website will keep you happy and clicking for hours! The plants are sold and often grouped together in a specified Plant Select® area (ask where they are located) at local independent garden centers. Each plant is clearly tagged with the logo along with growing instructions. Just like any other plant you purchase it is important to place these plants in the right location and soil conditions. Many grow best in well-drained soils with pebble rock mulch, others do fine in shade or part sun with wood mulch.
|Fire Spinner® Iceplant, photo by David Winger/Plant Select®|
And finally your smart plant benefits include:
- Having the right plants for the right climate means more chance of success
- Having an environmentally-smart garden
- More garden beauty with less work
- Gardens that flourish longer with fewer resources
- Gardens that can save time and money
- Gardens that are smarter for the planet
|Oxlip Primrose, photo by Panayoti Kelaidis|
Through the season I will write about some of my favorite Plant Select® plants. Stay tuned, now start shopping!