large bold leaves of the Petasites
grab your attention. This aggressive
plant can be found growing along streams and even in shallow water and needs to
Ligularia is a moisture-loving
perennial. The bold foliage along with
the yellow summer flowers makes it a great addition.
same goes for astilbe and goat's beard, small or large. Use all three waterside
or in a moist shady spot in your landscape.
iris, nestled in the edge of the garden, have just finished blooming. The
native blue flag has broader leaves and the narrow leaved Siberian iris
provides several seasons of interest.
colorful leaves of the chameleon plant are kept in check by the surrounding
Include a few moisture loving shrubs in larger spaces. Chokeberries (Aronia) provide white flowers in spring, glossy green leaves in
summer, red fall color and red or black fruit fall through winter. Elderberries are another good choice. The flowers and edible fruit add color and
bird appeal to the landscape. The many
new cultivars like Black Lace with its lacy purple leaves and Aurea with its
yellow foliage provide added beauty.