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| 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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Tips & Tricks

| November 29, 2021

Stunning Winter Planters

Easy To Create & Enjoy All Season Long! The leaves have fallen, the days are colder and shorter, and most plants have entered their dormant cycle, but your planters can still flourish this winter! Using fragrant evergreen branches and interesting woody twig accents, your winter planters can provide beauty throughout the entire season. You can […]

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Plants

| November 1, 2021

River Birch (Betula nigra)

A Favorite Tree for Winter Interest Hardiness Range: 4 to 9 Height: 40’ to 70’ Spread: 40’ Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall Color: Yellow Why We Love It:This native tree is a lovely fast-growing shade tree to add to your landscape. While the natural habitat of River Birch is near a streambank or […]

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Plants

| October 1, 2021

Autumn Sun Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’)

One of Our Favorite Perennials for Mid-Summer/Fall Blooms Hardiness Range: 5 to 9 Height: 4-7 ft. Spread: 2-3 ft. Exposure: Full Sun Flower Color: Bright Golden Yellow Why We Love It: Autumn Sun Coneflower is an upright, tall (reaching 4 – 7 feet) and clump-forming perennial. It features large daisy-like flowers that have an elongated […]

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Plants

| September 1, 2021

Regal Prince Oak (Quercus ‘Regal Prince’)

A Creative Choice for Tight Spots Hardiness Range: 4 to 9 Height: 20’+ Spread: 12’-18’ Exposure: Full Sun Fall Color: Yellow Why We Love It: The Regal Prince is tall, columnar (for an oak!), symmetrical, and has dark green foliage throughout the season. This tree is faster growing than most other oaks and can live […]

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