Western Mountains and High Plains
Favorite or New Plant
Corsican violet (Viola corsica) is a dependable wild violet from the Mediterranean region that tolerates dry shade. The large flowers of this heat-tolerant perennial are bright purple and are produced from spring through the summer. I like it planted in the dappled shade of a dwarf spruce.
Tool or Gardening Product
Yard Shark Hedger/Pruner
My Yard Shark hedge trimmer (24 inches) is one tool that is indispensable for trimming not only hedges, but also edging the yard. Constructed of high-carbon Japanese steel, the hedge pruner is lightweight to use. It's extremely sharp blades are also great for cutting stems and grasses. For more details visit http://sharkcorp.com.