Black Eyed Susan: Distinguishing Between the Many Varieties

2019-07-01T13:55:27-04:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Blog, Plants, Plants, Plants We Love|

We are all familiar with the classic Black-eyed Susan look featuring yellow ray flowers around a dark brown or black center cone, but we may not be aware of the many types of Black-eyed Susan plants available. Black-eyed Susan plants come in many different varieties including upright growers and vines and ranging from annuals to [...]

Sweet William Barbarini ‘Purple Bicolor’ and ‘Purple-White Bicolor’

2019-07-01T14:24:53-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Perennials, Plants, Plants|

Sweet William Barbarini comes in two stunning bicolored varieties, 'Purple Bicolor' and 'Purple-White Bicolor'. These two fabulous plants feature large clusters of eye-catching flowers. Sweet William flowers are known for their beauty, easy care needs, drought tolerance, deer resistance and long blooming bicolored flowers. In addition, Sweet William's fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. [...]

Houseplants

2019-04-30T17:57:06-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Houseplants thrive in indoor conditions but can also perform well in outdoor containers. Houseplants can liven up any room with colorful blooms and lush foliage. All plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen making your air cleaner, but some plants are particularly good air purifiers such as snake plants, aloes, and spider plants. Each variety has its [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rain Gardens

2019-04-10T12:09:22-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants|

  Proven Winners Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry Spring is on its way and here at Hook’s we are getting excited for all of the planting and gardening that comes with it. After a long winter it's finally time to get excited about working outdoors. Building a rain garden is a fun project to consider for [...]

Early Spring Planting

2019-04-05T13:09:19-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Blog, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants|Tags: , , , |

Watch for early spring frost, freeze or just plain cold nightly weather. If you have an early itch to plant flowers, start with containers on a protected porch or that could easily be moved in. Use cold hardy annuals such as violas, pansies or alyssum. Outside grown perennials or harden off perennials make great container [...]

Digitalis: Tips on Overwintering

2019-05-30T12:22:52-04:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Digitalis or Foxglove are showstoppers in a garden with their spectacular panicles of flowers and tall stature. In addition to their height and colorful flowers, Foxgloves are deer resistant and attract all kinds of pollinators. These plants are heavy feeders that prefer neutral to acidic soil and at least 3-4 hours of sunlight. Well drained soil [...]

Hardy Hibiscus: Great Plant for Tricky Places!

2019-05-30T12:29:41-04:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

  Hardy Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) has an amazing tropical look but is hardy to zone. Hibiscus plants have breathtaking 12-18 inch blooms making them a striking addition to any garden. This easy maintenance plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and many other pollinators while deer typically leave it alone. These awesome perennials survive in wet soil and love [...]

Echinacea ‘PowWow White’

2019-05-30T12:30:22-04:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Echinacea 'PowWow White' produces gorgeous flowers with pure white flowers around a yellow-brown central cone that are ideal for cut flowers. These long blooming flowers tolerate heat, drought, and poor soil conditions as well as being deer resistant. PowWow White flowers attract birds and butterflies alike making them a low maintenance, beautiful, pollinator friendly addition [...]

Great Astilbes for Shady Spots

2017-04-20T07:02:47-04:00April 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 [...]

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