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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| August 1, 2021

Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’)

One of Our Favorites for Foliage Hardiness Range: 4 to 7 Height: 40’ Spread: 30’ Exposure: Partial to Full Sun Leaf Color: Unfurling in spring in vivid pinks with a white margin, darkening to burgundy and deep bronze as the year goes on.  Why We Love It: Tricolor Beech trees have stunning foliage color that […]

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| July 1, 2021

Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’)

One of Our Favorite Plants for Shaded Gardens Hardiness Range: 3 to 8 Height: 18” Spread: 24” Exposure: Partial to Full Shade Leaf Color: Olive Green with Silver Variegation and Burgundy Stem Why We Love It: Japanese Painted Fern is a dense perennial with gracefully arching foliage that emerges burgundy in the spring and becomes […]

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