Plant of the Month: Polystichum species

November 15, 2019

This group of evergreen ferns includes our native Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum), Japanese Tassel Fern (Polystichum polyblepharum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), and the Hard Shield (Polystichum aculeatum) and Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum) along with quite a few others. They look best if the fronds are cut back in late winter to reveal the intricate… Read more >

How to Dry Herbs

October 23, 2019

With the weather getting colder, you might be wondering what to do with all of your herbs sitting outside. Drying herbs not only saves them from frost, but also ensures you’ll have plenty of seasonings for your winter meals without having to run to the store. Drying herbs also concentrates the flavors so you’ll need… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Fothergilla

October 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a multi-season stunner that packs a colorful punch in fall, Fothergilla is a great option for you. Fothergilla is a deciduous, compact, mounding shrub that works well as hedges or in shrub borders. In spring, it has fragrant white bottlebrush-like flowers that cover the entire shrub. The blooms are followed by… Read more >

Creepy Plants for Halloween

October 2, 2019

While there’s plenty of pumpkins and scarecrows to decorate with, the right plants can also add a spooky touch to your Halloween decorations. Take a look at these interesting plants. Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’)- This evergreen ornamental grass has purple/black grass-like foliage which clumps and spreads slowly. Small purple flowers emerge in spring… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Autumn Joy Stonecrop

September 13, 2019

As summer turns into fall, you’ve probably started noticing that your garden is changing, too. Our plant of the month, Autumn Joy Stonecrop (Sedum x ‘Autumn Joy’), is no exception to this change and it can really liven up the fall garden. This sturdy perennial sedum has fresh green, succulent foliage that feels rubbery and… Read more >