Fall is a great time to scoop up bargains, especially on large plants that would take up too much space at nurseries. Be on the lookout for big, bold plants at clearance-sale prices. This variegated miscanthus, for instance, was acquired as a late-season deal./

Fall is a great time to scoop up bargains, especially on large plants that would take up too much space at nurseries. Be on the lookout for big, bold plants at clearance-sale prices. This variegated miscanthus, for instance, was acquired as a late-season deal./

Liatris  (Liatris)  Add vertical pop to your garden with the clustered lavender flowers of blazing star. It's also ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Best Lavender Flowers for Your Garden

Liatris (Liatris) Add vertical pop to your garden with the clustered lavender flowers of blazing star. It's also ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Monarda punctata (zones 3 to 8) is a resilient, low maintenance and long-blooming Eastern native that attracts important pollinators. Colorful bracts extend the length of time the plant appears to be in bloom. Plant it in a mix of native plants around a vegetable garden.  Sow seeds in fall or early spring; plant bare root plants or nursery containers in spring. See how to grow spotted beebalm. Landscape Spotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata (zones 3 to 8) is a resilient, low maintenance and long-blooming Eastern native that attracts important pollinators. Colorful bracts extend the length of time the plant appears to be in bloom. Plant it in a mix of native plants around a vegetable garden. Sow seeds in fall or early spring; plant bare root plants or nursery containers in spring. See how to grow spotted beebalm. Landscape Spotted Beebalm

Genus: Lavandula spp. Zones: 5 to 9 Cost: $6 to $10 Expert Says: "Lavender's practically indestructible, genuinely deer-resistant, and comes in beautiful hues." — Robert Kourik, garden designer, Sebastopol, California This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

13 Plants That Give You Bang for Your Buck

Genus: Lavandula spp. Zones: 5 to 9 Cost: $6 to $10 Expert Says: "Lavender's practically indestructible, genuinely deer-resistant, and comes in beautiful hues." — Robert Kourik, garden designer, Sebastopol, California This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

Clay soil plants | Garden Gate eNotes. If these grow in clay, I am all in...cause this Texas soil is crazy!

Clay soil plants

Clay soil plants | Garden Gate eNotes. If these grow in clay, I am all in...cause this Texas soil is crazy!

Easily one of our top sellers every year due to the picturesque vase-like habit.  The long weeping blades have a glaucous coloration and are very thick.  One of

Cortaderia selloana 'Pink Pampas Grass' Plant

Easily one of our top sellers every year due to the picturesque vase-like habit. The long weeping blades have a glaucous coloration and are very thick. One of

Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) grows in zone 4. A great plant for texture - often grows by the sea - might be nice along north edge.

Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) grows in zone 4. A great plant for texture - often grows by the sea - might be nice along north edge.

Native to the Midwestern prairie, Little Bluestem grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, thrives in hot and dry locations and makes a colorful addition to any landscape. Growing 2 to 4 feet tall, Little Bluestem forms upright clumps of handsome blue-green foliage that’s topped with feathery seed heads in the late summer and fall. Zones 3-9 Seasonal Highlights: Fall: Foliage turns a brilliant bronze-orange hue. Winter: Purplish seed heads persist through the winter. Spring: Bright blue-green…

Native Plants With Seasonal Appeal

Native to the Midwestern prairie, Little Bluestem grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, thrives in hot and dry locations and makes a colorful addition to any landscape. Growing 2 to 4 feet tall, Little Bluestem forms upright clumps of handsome blue-green foliage that’s topped with feathery seed heads in the late summer and fall. Zones 3-9 Seasonal Highlights: Fall: Foliage turns a brilliant bronze-orange hue. Winter: Purplish seed heads persist through the winter. Spring: Bright blue-green…

These tough plants won't let dense clay soil stunt their growth.

Plants That Thrive in Clay Soil

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