Flowers

Vines

Vines are the plant equivalent to splashing paint on a blank canvas. Vines bring life to blank walls and can turn wire gazebos into vibrant shade structures for relaxation. Vines also offer shelter for beneficial insects and birds. Here are some we have in stock right now:

Engelman Ivy

Berries are toxic, use as  ground cover or vine, leaves emerge bronze in spring and mature to a dull green,  leaves change to bronze-red in fall, produces black berries in fall, stems are...

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Summer Watering Basics

Watering in the summer is a complex topic that can be vastly researched in order to gain a better understanding of the appropriate technique. With that in mind, here are some basic tips:

Watering in the early morning is the best time of day to water. If you water after the sun has gone down, your plants may sit in water all night which can make them susceptible to disease. Watering during the day maximizes evaporation and is inefficient.
Use mulch. Mulch helps lock in moisture.
Use...

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5 Steps to Grow Flourishing Annual Containers

Growing annual containers can be a fun experience that adds color and vibrancy to your landscape. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started!

Choose a Location

Will you be placing a round pot in a corner? Will your container be in sun or shade? These are just a couple of questions that will greatly affect your design and the list of plants from which to choose.

Plan it Out
It can serve difficult to narrow down your options in a garden center full of varieties and colors. To save...

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Bee Friendly

Pollinators are responsible for the existence of the vast majority of edible and flowering plants that we enjoy and consume. Here are some of the trees, shrubs and perennials we carry that make pollinators happy:

 

 

Jacob's Ladder

Good for part sun part shade, fragrant, good cut flower.

 

 

 

Astilbe

Partial sun to shade, repels deer and rabbits, good cut flower, blooms in the summer.

 

 

Lilies

Exquisite...

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Summer Blooming Perennials

What blooms in the heat of summer and will come back next year? Here is our list of perennials that  bloom after spring through the summer.

Lupine: Good cut flower, attracts humming birds, repels deer

 

Coreospis: Long bloom time

 

Shasta Daisy: Attracts butterflies and bees, long bloom time, good cut flowers

Photo Credit: http://www.almanac.com/plant/shasta-daisies
 

Echinacea: Repels rabbits and deer, attracts bees,...

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Rabbit and Deer Resistant Perennials

Bambi and Thumper are adorable, but they can wreak havoc on your garden! Keep in mind that animals, like humans, have different taste preferences and will also eat just about anything to survive if they are hungry enough. With that in mind, here is a list of blooming perennials we carry that ward of rabbits and deer.

Lavender:

Good for incense, aroma therapy and for pollinators

 

Catmint:

Good for pollinators, fast growing

 

Monarda:

One of honeybees...

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Community Gardener: John Hamill

To say John Hamill has a love for gardening is an understatement.

Plants drape off John’s work desk and seem to be growing from the desk itself. At home, life bubbles up from all corners of his back yard.

Bumble bees hum happily as they greet his flowers and one can enjoy the sound of wind chimes as the breeze makes the grass dance.

John's greenhouse is a treasure chest where his creativity and imagination flourish.

 

John is a self-taught...

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Take Time to Smell the Roses

The roses have arrived! Here are just a few of our favorites; we carry over 100 varieties!

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.     -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Distant Drums

Unusual tan color that washes to orchid pink, medium/upright plant, medium-large double ruffled bloom, moderate myrrh fragrance.

 

 

 

Rock & Roll

Burgundy and cream striped bi-color, medium/upright and full...

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Blooming Annuals

Blooming annuals are a beautiful addition to any garden, walkway or container. Begonias, Johnny Jump Ups, Violas and Pansies are all edible! Check out some of our featured varieties:

Begonia

Great for shade baskets and containers, plants do not require deadheading.

Calibrichoa

Does not require deadheading, requires regular feeding every 2-3 weeks with a high phosphorus fertilizer, long bloomer.

 

Fuchsia

Attracts...

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