Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia (Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun') Photo Courtesy of Great Plant Picks Plant of the Month: Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia

January 15, 2019

To kick the year off with a bright spark is the Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia (Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’). This architectural evergreen has fragrant, bright yellow blooms in December/January. The glossy evergreen frond-like foliage grows in upright whorls along its branches which make it a great choice for a focal plant for all seasons…. Read more >

Winter Blooms and Bold Foliage

December 19, 2018

Winter might seem like its the off season for your garden but that’s not true with these plants. Despite the cold temperatures, there are still plenty of plants that are blooming this time of year or just about to and many, many evergreen ones with interesting and bright color. Add in a couple of these… Read more >

How to Care for Peonies in the Fall

October 4, 2018

Peonies offer some of the best fragrant flowers in the garden and for flower arrangements. These tips will get your herbaceous peonies ready for fall and winter so they can have the best start in the spring. Once the foliage starts to turn yellow and die back, use clean pruners to remove all of the… Read more >

Plants for the Prairie Garden Style

September 28, 2018

The Prairie garden style is usually characterized by swaths of grasses, horizontally structured plants, and repetition. This style is inspired by the open and flat mid-west landscape and its characteristics are used to bring attention to the relationship between the sky and landscape. This Prairie style lends itself well to bigger gardens but that doesn’t… Read more >

Plants for Garden Styles: Contemporary

July 9, 2018

A contemporary landscape design is one that’s classified as having a simple and minimalist feel. It makes use of native plants and sustainable materials. It is commonly characterized by single specimen plants and mass plantings and sometimes incorporates metal and concrete into the design with accents of wood. Because of the minimalism and simplicity in… Read more >