Plant Profiles by Barry Fugatt

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Aronia Chokeberry

Aronia Chokeberry

Aronia - Red and Black Chokeberry

Aronia is a native American species that deserves a much wider planting in our gardens.

Beauty and Brawn Plant Document

Some plants have it all. Access a word document of over two dozen plants, including aronia, that are both tough and beautiful.

Dwarf Korean Boxwood

Dwarf Korean Boxwood

Boxwood

This versatile broadleaf evergreen is wonderfully equipped for a variety of garden roles.

Soil in Hands

Compost Adds Value to Your Garden

Composting - Home Composting Made Easy

There simply is no commercial product on the market that improves soil as well as finished compost.

Rose of Sharon Espalier

Fan-shaped Rose of Sharon Espalier

Espalier

The ancient technique of Espalier can be used to train trees for a decorative look or for making the most use out of small spaces.

Gardenia

Sweet Scented Gardenia

Gardenia

If you're up for the challenge, no plant offers a more beautiful flower or glorious scent than gardenia.

Ornamental Grasses

Pampas Grass

Grasses - Ornamental History and Culture

A brief overview of the growing requirements and design uses of ornamental grasses.

Ornamental Grasses

Purple Fountain Grass

Grasses - Great Grasses for Tulsa Gardens: Tall, Medium, and Small

Picutres and descriptions of the tall, medium, and small ornamental grasses that grow best in Tulsa.

Itea

Itea

Itea

Itea is a beautiful plant with a tough disposition.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

The Rose-of-Sharon from past generations was a worthy landscape shrub and new varieties are even better.

Knockout Rose

Knockout Shrub Rose

Roses - Earthkind™ Roses

These Earthkind™ roses are the finest, most thoroughly tested, and most environmentally responsible rose cultivars for use in Oklahoma.

Martha's Vineyard Flowers

Martha's Vineyard Flowers

Roses - Three Great Roses

Gardeners are turning away from high maintenance roses and embracing the tough and beautiful no-spray shrub roses.

Spirea

Neon Flash Spirea

Spireas - New Cultivars

The new spirea cultivars have it all: gorgeous flowers, colorful foliage, compact growth, disease and insect resistance, and a tough as nails constitution.