Turk’s cap

Death Star-adapted plants tend to be small-leaved and airy, the better to retain precious water. But our native Turk’s cap…

Mexican heather

I confess: I used to be disdainful of Mexican heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia), that sturdy, prolifically blooming sub-shrub offered on the…

Gulf muhly grass

Southern gardeners, are you growing Gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)? Autumn is its cotton-candy bloom time, and it’s an unforgettable sight.…