Prairie Acacia – Acacia angustissima

Prairie acacia is a delicate looking shrub that is actually quite foolproof; growing easily in almost any soil with good drainage, and performing well whether planted in full sun or shade. Its lack of thorns is an atypical feature among the usually thorny acacias, and its low growing, compact habit makes it a perfect fit…

Primrose Jasmine – Jasminum mesnyi

Double, lemon-yellow flowers appear on primrose jasmine’s graceful arching branches in late winter and early spring. Shiny, deep-green foliage is attractive against these pretty yellow blossoms. Unlike other jasmines, this one is not particularly fragrant, perhaps only a little so in the evening. Primrose jasmine is easy to keep in a pot or to train…

Pineleaf Milkweed – Asclepias linaria

Pineleaf Milkweed stands out from its relatives with its unique foliage, similar to a pine tree. Bright-white flower clusters emerge in springtime and stick around through fall. The leaves and flowers are an important food source for the Queen and Monarch butterfly larvae, whereas the nectar is a favorite of the adults. Though the Pineleaf…