Author Archives: Kat Falcon

Plant of the Week: Red Twig & Yellow Twig Dogwood

These upright shrubs are some of the few deciduous plants that shine even brighter after they lose their leaves in fall and that is thanks to their vibrantly colored branches. As the names suggest, Red Twig and Yellow Twig Dogwoods have strikingly colorful branches that they show off fall and winter, adding bright interest during […]

Plant of the Week: Coral Bells

Heuchera, more commonly known as Coral Bells, is a fabulous shade perennial that’s practically an evergreen in Hampton Roads. While primarily grown for its colorful foliage, which comes in various shades of green, red, orange and purple, it blooms graceful bell-shaped flowers on tall stems beginning in late spring. Hummingbirds frequently visit those flowers all […]

Plant of the Week: Red Maple

Accer rubrum, more commonly known as Red Maples, are members of the maple family distinguished by their brilliant fall foliage in various shades of red and orange. These maples are native to North America and are highly tolerant of many growing conditions. Heights vary between 30 to 90 feet tall depending on variety, but most […]