Looking for the perfect plant?
Selecting the appropriate plants for the garden depends on a variety of factors. We recommend starting with a few plants and adding new ones each year slowly, so that gardeners can learn the specific needs of each species.
Consider the following questions:
- What are the site conditions? (Sun/Shade, Moisture, etc)
- What are your goals for gardening?
- How tall and wide a space are you filling?
The best plant is one that is adaptive to site conditions while meeting your goals for gardening.
Use the following Cornell Guides to help with selection: