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| November 1, 2022

Chi Chi Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Chi Chi’)

A Favorite for Unique Foliage and Rich Fall Color Hardiness Range: 3 to 8 Height: 4-6’, Slow Growing Spread: 4-6’, Slow Growing Exposure: Full Sun Fall Color: Bright Yellow Why We Love It:Chi Chi Ginkgo is a dwarf variety of the popular ginkgo tree. This dense, multi-stemmed shrub has distinct fan-shaped, emerald green leaves that […]

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Plants

| October 1, 2022

Little Joe Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum ‘Little Joe’)

Compact Perennial with Late Summer to Late Fall Blooms Hardiness Range: 3 to 9 Height: 3’ to 4’ Spread: 2’ to 3’ Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade Flower Color: Mauve Pink Why We Love It:Little Joe Joe-Pye Weed is an herbaceous perennial with a semi-compact and upright habit of growth compared to other Joe-Pye […]

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Plants

| September 1, 2022

Blackthorne Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Blackthorne’)

A Visually Stunning Heat Tolerant Perennial Hardiness Range: 3 to 9 Height: 2’ to 3’ Spread: 1’ to 2’ Exposure: Full to Partial Sun Flower Color: Creamy Yellow and Dark Purple Why We Love It:Blackthorne Daylily is truly a stunning addition to any perennial garden or landscape. It is adorned with multi-colored flowers showcasing a […]

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Plants

| August 1, 2022

Gardenview Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda ‘Gardenview Scarlet’)

Showy Perennial with Long Summer Blooms Hardiness Range: 4 to 9 Height: 3’ during peak season Spread: 2’ to 3’+ (spreading) Exposure: Full Sun, Tolerates Some Light Shade Flower Color: Cherry Red Why We Love It:Gardenview Scarlet Bee Balm is a hardy and reliable perennial that is fantastic at attracting hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators, […]

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Tips & Tricks

| July 21, 2022

“Ugly Duckling” Trees

As the timeless children’s book taught us, some living things go through horribly awkward phases on their way to beautiful maturity. Trees are no exception! In Southern Wisconsin, two of the trees most prone to “ugly duckling” syndrome are Kentucky Coffeetrees and Honeylocusts. Both are sturdy and attractive shade trees that have a lot to […]

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Plants

| July 5, 2022

Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’)

Accent Tree with Eye-Catching Early Summer Blooms Hardiness Range: 3 to 7 Height: 20’ Spread: 15’ Exposure: Full Sun Flower Color: Creamy White Why We Love It: Ivory Silk Japanese Lilacs are grown as either single-stem accent trees or in multi-stemmed form.  They are adorned with showy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers in early […]

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Plants

| June 8, 2022

Variegated Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’)

Elegant Addition to Shade Gardens Hardiness Range: 4 to 8 Height: 24” Spread: 24”+, over time  Exposure: Full to Partial Shade Flower Color: White Why We Love It: Variegated Solomon’s Seal is an herbaceous perennial with an elegant, arching growth form. It has a different texture, shape and leaf than many common shade perennials. Their stems […]

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Plants

| May 2, 2022

Biokovo Cranesbill (Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)

Pretty Pink in a Compact Package Hardiness Range: 4 to 8 Height: 6 – 12” Spread: 12” Exposure: Part Shade Flower Color: Pale Pink Why We Love It: Biokovo Cranesbill is a compact, perennial geranium that blooms heavily in late spring and early summer, and its dark green leaves turn a beautiful dark red in […]

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