Wintering Mums

2017-09-14T10:59:33+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Plants We Love|

Wintering a Hardy Mum Most people think of mums as an annual but they could be a great perennial with the proper care .  First start with a very hardy mum, some are not as winter hardy has others. Get it planted in the ground as soon as possible allowing for it to develop roots [...]

How to Series: Kick Start the Season with Hanging Baskets.

2017-04-20T07:45:13+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Annuals, Ideas We Love, Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

Kick Start the Season with Hanging Baskets Hanging baskets are a staple for spring. Before the earth is warm enough to plant, hanging baskets can be enjoyed and often kick start the gardening season. Pre-planted hanging baskets are readily available for purchase, or you can build your own by choosing elements that will suit your [...]

Great Astilbes for Shady Spots

2017-04-20T07:02:47+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. They combine well with other moisture loving plants like Brunnera, Ligularia, Lobelia and Hosta. We have several great varieties this year, as they are always a staple on the greenhouse sales floor. Astilbe 'Maggie Daley' is best known for its glossy dark green lacy foliage, the profusion of [...]

Attracting Hummingbirds

2017-04-20T09:15:18+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Ideas We Love, Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

Hummingbirds are a variety of wildlife that are attainable in any area, with the provision those conditions necessary for their survival. This can be accomplished through the creation of hummingbird gardens. The variety of hummingbird attracted to a garden is dependent on the regional area. Gardeners east of the Mississippi are only visited by the [...]

Strawberries ‘Ozark Beauty’

2017-04-18T21:26:07+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Plants We Love|

We offer 5 varieties of strawberries this Year. Our favorite has always been Ozark Beauty. I love that it has a great taste and produces berries throughout the season of good size, which is sometime hard to find with an everbearing strawberry. This plant require no special pampering, you can grow them in average, medium-wet, [...]

St Patrick and the Lucky Shamrock By V. Hauff

2017-03-29T20:07:13+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Plants We Love|

When we think of St. Patrick's Day, the first image conjured up in our mind is often that of the Shamrock. The three leafed plant used by St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, as a physical example to teach the Irish about the Holy Trinity. It became a fixed symbol associated with St. Patrick [...]

Lesson in Hot Peppers

2017-03-29T20:11:27+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Plants We Love|

What makes hot peppers HOT? The substance that makes hot peppers HOT is an oil called Capsaicin. It is most concentrated in the veins of the pepper, although to a lesser degree in the seeds as well. In the early 1900’s, a man named Wilbur Scoville invented a system to rate the “Heat” of the [...]

Lilies

2017-03-29T20:12:59+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Plants We Love|

Asiatic lilies are exceptional perennials. They are easy to grow, hardy, and long lived. Generally early bloomers, they have a light fragrance, or none at all. Their flowers are mostly upfacing and have the greatest range of shades and color combinations and more variance in flower shape. These are the hardiest of all the lily [...]

Hydrangeas – $19.99 Each

2017-04-12T13:11:24+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

Fire Light Hydrangeas New this Year! Adaptable to most well-drained soils. May be trimmed in late winter/early spring. Fire Light® is the new standard to measure all hardy hydrangeas! Upright panicles are packed with florets which transform from pure white to rich pomegranate-pink. Its thick, sturdy stems hold up the beautiful flowers so they are [...]

Perennials

2017-04-12T13:11:24+00:00 April 19th, 2015|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

Perennials —Fuss-free plants that flourish for years What’s the big difference between an annual and a perennial? Annuals die when it gets too cold out. Perennials appear to die when the temperatures drops, but they’re actually hibernating. Beneath that dead-looking clump of stems, leaves and blooms are hardy roots that will produce a new plant [...]

Begonias

2017-04-12T13:11:24+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

Begonias grow to about 10 inches tall and are great for any shady garden or planter. Begonias provide many bright blooms all season long, usually red, pink, or white. These beautiful flowers prefer fertile, well-drained soil and are prone to over watering. Begonias are also a great replacement plant for impatiens that have fallen victim [...]

Proven Winners Summerific Rose Mallow Hibiscus

2017-04-12T13:11:03+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

This wonderful variety of hibiscus is a long-blooming, heat tolerant perennial that will surely brighten up any sunny garden. This particular variety of hibiscus is in the tall category and grows to about 48-60 inches high. The recommended spacing and spread for this big budded beauty is 48-60 inches. In addition to its 7-8 inch [...]

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