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| 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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Plants

| April 1, 2022

Pink Poppet Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Pink Poppet’)

Prolifically Pink in a Compact Size! Hardiness Range: 4 to 8 Height: 2′ Spread: 3′ Exposure: Full Sun Flower Color: Light Pink Why We Love It: Pink Poppet Weigela is truly a compact shrub and one of our absolute favorite weigelas. We’ve included it in many landscape designs with great success for over a decade! […]

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Plants

| March 1, 2022

Karen Azalea (Rhododendron ‘Karens’)

Showstopping Spring Blooms! Hardiness Range: 5 to 8 Height: 3’ – 4’ Spread: 3’ – 4’ Exposure: Part Shade Flower Color: Lavender-Pink Why We Love It: Karen Azalea (or Rhododendron) is a stunning variety that produces exceptional clusters of bright lavender-pink blooms. This evergreen azalea exhibits excellent winter hardiness and has proven itself to be […]

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Plants

| February 1, 2022

Summer Beauty Allium (Allium tanguticum ‘Summer Beauty’)

Bursts of Color that Won’t Get Eaten!  Hardiness Range: 4 to 9 Height: 10” – 20” Spread: 10” – 18” Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade Flower Color: Lavender-Pink Why We Love It:Summer Beauty Allium adds an interesting splash of color to any midwestern garden. This ornamental perennial in the onion family produces unique 2-inch […]

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