· Minimal or no division
· Minimal or no pruning
If you'd like your garden to be high on low maintenance plants, Tracy’s book offers some enticing options.
(Photo taken at Hershey Gardens)
She includes plants recently featured in blogs I follow: Hellebore (Helleborus - see Carolyn’s Shadegardens for fall blooming Hellebores) and ’Blue Fortune’ Anise Hyssop (Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ - see Rhone Street Gardens for his favorite Agastache).
There are new takes on old favorites from some of my past gardens, Purple Snakeroot (Actaea simplex Atropurpurea Group) and ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’).
Intriguing choices for foliage color include ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ Ligularia (Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’), ‘Gold Heart’ Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’) and Dragon’s-eye Pine (Pinus densiflora’Oculus-draconis’). Plants featuring unique foliage color and form are deservedly gaining attention for providing long lasting interest in the garden.