Grow Sweet Alyssum for a Long Season of Fragrant Blooms

Alternating purple and white alyssum flowers creating an edge border in a garden bed.

Beautiful colors and an enticing scent put sweet alyssum in the spotlight for gardeners of every skill level. Adding this aromatic annual to your garden will promise bountiful blooms and delectable whiffs for almost the entire growing season. Read on to learn about our latest featured plant here at Gardener’s Path!

Dusty Miller: A Plant That Really Shines

Closeup of a tiny silver ragweed plant in a black plastic container with brown potting medium, with more matching pots in the background.

An old-timey species with a name to match, dusty miller (Jacobaea maritima) is as easygoing as plants come. Dependable and attractive foliage adds value to the garden, and it is virtually pest free. Read all about it on Gardener’s Path to see what makes this silvery plant a must-have option for any outdoor space.

Snapdragon Is the Perfect Cutting Garden Annual

Pink snapdragon flowers on long green stalks ringed by narrow leaves, with more light green buds at the top of the flower spikes, and green foliage in the background.

Snapdragon is the perfect addition to cutting gardens. Spiky heads loaded with blossoms add height and structure to flower beds and floral arrangements. Did you know it blooms from the bottom up, for long vase life? Read all about this old-time favorite and its modern color palette, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Popular Petunia Adds a Punch of Color

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Plant pretty, popular petunias — one of the modern cultivars, perhaps — for a punch of brilliant pink, purple, yellow, or white in your summer garden. Learn more about this beautiful bedding standby now at Gardener’s Path.

Satin Flower: Darling of the Pacific Coast

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Are you looking for a cool-weather annual that’s native to the US, and blooms in early summer? How about three-foot stems laden with blossoms, in colors ranging from pink and purple to orange and red? Then you need to learn about satin flower, the Pacific Coast beauty, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Project Pansy: Cranking Color Up to 11

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Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!