Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) add so much to the summer landscape after their spectacular spring bloom. This variety, ‘Forest Pansy’, has gorgeous purple leaves that create a wonderful contrast to other foliage. They’re easy to find and easy to grow, too.
Assassin bugs are actually beneficials! They don’t harm your plants and they eat other bugs that do- by repeatedly stabbing them and sucking out their juices. Nature- it’s so violent!
I’m crazy about all these colors together.
This scorching heat is really bringing the tomatoes along nicely here in the DC area. Don’t forget to water, especially if you’re growing in pots!
Astilbe are such a wonderful late spring flower, and they are amazingly deer-resistant in our DC area! You can find them at most nurseries, blooming now.