Archive | May, 2017

Pick of the week: Lenten Rose

Helleborus orientalis as known as a “Lenten rose” is a late-winter blooming perennial that grows large, cup-shaped, rose like flowers. The flowers usually form 1-4 clusters on thick stems and can grow to be 1.5’ tall and have an 8-10 week long bloom period. Plant the Lenten rose near the patio or walkway or plant as a ground cover. Grows best in rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil and likes full sun to partial shade.

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Pick of the week: New Zealand Flax

Phormium tenax also known as a ‘New Zealand flax’ is an evergreen that is grown for its attractive foliage. The flax grows sword-shaped, linear bright green leaves with red-orange stripes that can grow to be 3-9 feet long. Use as a focal point for the border or at lawn’s edge where the soil is moist but well-drained. Start seeds in a container for a nice summery display and then divide in the spring.

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