Rugosa rose is a beautiful garden plant

Rugosa rose Rugosa rose produces loads of beautiful, fragrant, rosy violet flowers in early summer and sporadically in late summer and early fall. Hybrid cultivars of rugosa rose have white, light pink, deep pink, and purplish red flowers. This dense-growing, wide-spreading shrub rose is exceedingly cold hardy and disease resistant and has handsome, wrinkled, deep […]

Creeping mahonia: one for the garden gallery

Creeping mahonia Forget about trying to grow grass under that big fir tree in your front yard. Plant some creeping mahonia there instead. This glossy evergreen ground cover, native to western North America, can turn a sad patch into a showpiece. Its leaves look like holly leaves—dark green with serrated edges—and they turn purple-brown in […]