Cottage Garden

2019-05-24T15:14:02-04:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Cottage Gardens are defined by their causal, sprawling layout and a riot of color. They are characterized by a refined rustic feel and a look of bountiful abundance and color. Traditionally, cottage gardens contained a combination of flowers and edibles such as herbs, berries and vegetables. Cottage garden tips: Start small: gardens beds require lots [...]

Dark and Unusual Plants

2019-05-24T14:51:13-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub|

Are you looking for something unique? These plants feature dark foliage or blooms that make striking accent plants or could be mixed and matched for deep colored garden. Our favorite dark and unusual annual plants are Ipomea ‘After Midnight' and Canna ‘Toucan Scarlet'. Both feature deep purplish foliage and fill different roles in the garden. [...]

Sunlight Requirements Demystified

2019-05-01T17:47:35-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants We Love|

All plants have different preferences for sunlight, soil type, and water requirements which are all important for growing happy plants. While measuring sun exposure for plants is not an exact science, the definitions below are the generally accepted standards for determining sun exposure in the garden. Full Sun: At least 6 hrs of direct, unfiltered [...]

Deer Resistant Plants

2019-05-01T16:49:16-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, Shrub|

Are deer munching on your garden? Deer can devastate a landscape especially if planted with their favorite snacks such as hostas, daylilies, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, burning bushes, tulips and pansies. When planting deer resistant landscaping remember this tip for picking out plants. Deer do not like fine, fuzzy and fragrant plants. Here at Hook’s we have [...]

Rabbit Resistant Plants

2019-04-30T17:46:23-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Herbs, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Rabbits are adorable critters that can cause problems in the garden. No plants are completely rabbit proof and young plants are particularly vulnerable. That being said, some plants are generally considered rabbit resistant. These plants tend to be thorny, spiny, heavily aromatic or that secrete a milky sap which makes them less appetizing to rabbits. Here at Hook’s we [...]

Strawberries are in!

2019-04-24T15:18:42-04:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Edibles, Fruits, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|Tags: , |

Strawberry plants are easy to care for and produce delicious fruits! Strawberries are also perennials meaning that you can enjoy them year after year! When it comes to picking out which strawberry variety to grow the first thing you need to know is that there are three different types of strawberries that produce at different [...]

Arbor Day

2019-04-24T15:28:16-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Plants, Plants We Love|Tags: , , , |

Acer 'Bloodgood' Today is Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of trees! Trees provide many benefits to the ecosystem and to us! In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, trees help clean air and water, their roots help prevent erosion and their leafy canopies provide shade and shelter both [...]

Creeping Phlox is Ready for Planting

2019-04-25T14:57:44-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Are you ready to start planting this spring? Creeping phlox is ready too! Our Emerald Blue creeping phlox is acclimatized to outside temperatures and can be planted now! This spring blooming semi-evergreen perennial features pastel purple color blooms and makes a perfect border or filler between stepping stones. As its name implies, creeping phlox has [...]

Pansy Baskets Are In!

2019-04-19T14:46:46-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Pansy baskets are the great for adding a quick splash of spring color anywhere! These versatile plants perform well planted in flower beds, transplanted to pots to decorate a porch or left as they are for cute Easter baskets. Pansies are cool weather favorites that produce colorful blooms in both Spring and Fall. These frost [...]

Why Proven Winners?

2019-04-09T07:41:11-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

We choose to feature Proven Winner plants because Proven Winners searches the world to bring you Proven Winners new Heuchera 'Wildberry' vibrant flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs that deliver the most beautiful gardens. Each Proven Winner variety has been trialed in numerous sites and situations and have been found to be easy to [...]

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