Pick of the Week

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…

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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…

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Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica also known as “heavenly bamboo” is an evergreen and is easy to grow and likes full to partial shade. It looks best when grown in groups. Heavenly bamboo is mainly grown for its interesting foliage and fruit displays, it can grow up to 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide. The heavenly bamboo…

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Pick of the week: Garlic

Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season and is frost tolerant. Plant garlic about 2 months before the first hard frost. To grow garlic, plant individual cloves about 1-2 inches beneath the soil about 4-6 inches apart. Make sure not to use garlic cloves from the store as…

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Pick of the week: Mums

Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema x grandiflorum) are also known as “mums” for short. The flower heads are composed of a cluster of many flower heads. This our favorite color! Mums can be grown in any kind of soil but prefer full sun; are easy to grow and have a long flowering period. They have nine categories based…

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Pick of the Week: Pumpkins

One of the most well-known winter squashes, pumpkins can be used in a variety of different ways- whether you’re in the kitchen making something sweet or savory, it can also be used for decoration. Pumpkins can be stored in cool dark places for months a time. Plant pumpkins and other winter squashes after the last…

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Pick of the Week: Hosta ‘Undulata’

Hosta ‘Undulata’ have wavy leaves with a white center and produce lilac flowers in the summer time which attract bees These are a very popular perennial due to their versatility and are easy to grow and maintain. They prefer moderate shade with well-drained soil and will grow to be about 15 inches tall by 30…

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Pick of the Week: Bluebeard

BLUEBEARD (Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Night’) This deciduous shrub is a delightful blooming surprise at the end of summer. Different than most bluebeards, ‘Dark Night’ stands upright and is more densely branched than other species.  The deep purplish-blue flowers lie in tufts along the stem, and the dark green foliage is a nice contrast. Another…

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