Author: Beverly Hamrick

Many new cultivars and hybrids of Ixora have recently been introduced leading to a resurgence in popularity for the beautiful flame-of-the-woods.  Countryside Gardens selected a beauty, great for containers or as a houseplant. Another hummingbird and butterfly plant that blooms all summer and thrives in hot weather....

Rock Candy Ruby Penstemon is one of the new additions to the Rock Candy® Penstemon available at Countryside Gardens. This small, compact Penstemon has dark pink flowers. It will fit in well at the front of a border, along walkways or in containers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies...

With beautiful brown and gold blooms, the Black Eyed Susan Denver Daisy is easy to grow and is heat tolerant. It’s deer resistant, and attracts pollinators to your garden. The best way to plant Black Eye Susans, are in containers, border edging and mass plantings....

Another NATIVE butterfly host plant at Countryside Gardens is Black Cherry also known as Prunus serotina, wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry. A deciduous woody plant species, this widespread species is the largest and most important native cherry. The valuable wood is used particularly...

The serviceberry plays a starring role in NATIVE edible landscape plants at Countryside Gardens. Yet for too many gardeners this plant is unknown. Are you ready to try something new and delicious? A small tree or large shrub in form, and bearing many names, this American...