Astilboides tabularis with Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride' (Photo by Brendan Zwellling)

Rodgersia’s leaves of distinction

Judith Adam

Shieldleaf rodgersia has broad leaves that resemble lily pads, with prominent veins and wavy edges.

Winter protection helps roses survive winter. (Garden Making photo)

Hilling roses

Garden Making

Hilling roses isn’t meant to protect the wood above ground, but to ensure the vulnerable bud union won’t be exposed to severe freezing. Leaves can be good for hilling roses, providing you can keep them in place around the shrub.