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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Orange Sceptre Buddleia (Buddleia ‘Orange Sceptre’)

A buddleia hybrid – B. stachyoides and B. tubiflora fell in love and produced this orange blooming, 8’ tall, deer resistant butterfly bush that flowers virtually all year – peaking fall through ... Read More >

Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum)

If you want butterflies and bees then you want Late Boneset. This US native grows in sun to part sun, to part shade. Blooms white clusters late summer into fall. Clumping and ... Read More >

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic, and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each month’s herb pick for ... Read More >

Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Annual Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic, and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each ... Read More >

Blue Cardinal Flower

Blue Cardinal Flower Lobelia siphilitica Blue cardinal flower typically grows in moist to wet locations – it is clump forming and features shades of light to dark blue tubular flowers. Prefers sun ... Read More >

‘Madame Galen’ Trumpet Creeper

‘Madame Galen’ Trumpet Creeper Campsis x tagliabuana Beautiful clusters of large, trumpet-shaped dark salmon blooms from summer into fall. Vibrant showing along fences and arbors or up into trees. Very easy care. ... Read More >

September 2018 recipes

Strawberry Mint Tiramisu 1 ¼ cups Strawberry Preserves 2 tbsp Mint, chopped 1/3 cup plus 4 tbsp Grand Marnier divided 1/3 cup Orange Juice 1 lb. Mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 1/3 ... Read More >

Tansy

(Tanacetum vulgar) Perennial Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic, and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each month’s ... Read More >

X Gordlinia grandiflora

A perfect blend of two wonderful Southeastern native trees, Gordonia lasianthus and Franklinia alatamaha. This small tree seems to have inherited the good traits of both parents while shrugging off the problems ... Read More >

Red Hot Hibiscus

Beautiful red, pink, white and green variegated foliage makes a striking statement in any garden or container. Grows in full to part sun. Bright red flowers adorn this showy shrub from summer ... Read More >

Artemisias For Dry Areas

Artemisias are a family of landscape plants perfect for Texas gardens. They originated in hot, dry regions and have minimal water requirements. They also tolerate poor soils, making them a good candidate ... Read More >

August Recipes

Basil Meringues with Peaches 1 large Egg white 1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar Dash of Salt ¼ cup Powdered Sugar 2 tsp Basil, chopped finely ¼ tsp Vanilla ½ cup Sliced Peaches ... Read More >