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 >

Plant of the Month: Birch Hybrid Bellflower

May 31, 2019

If you’ve ever been on our Facebook or Instagram feeds, you’ll know that this plant is no stranger to us. Birch Hybrid Bellflower (Campanula x ‘Birch Hybrid’) is a showy evergreen perennial that blooms over a long season from mid-spring through summer. The purple-blue flowers are cup shaped and cover almost the entire plant which… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Deer Fern

March 14, 2019

Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) is an evergreen fern which is native to our area. It’s one of those immediately recognizable plants in our area due to its upward growing, reddish tinged fronds and black stems this time of year. It actually has 2 different kinds of fronds; the reproductive fronds, which are deciduous, and the… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Sarcococca

February 14, 2019

Sarcococca, also known as Sweet Box, is a winter blooming favorite. The glossy, evergreen foliage is always welcome around this time of year when many other plants lack the greenery we so crave in winter time. While its foliage is a nice sight, the tiny white flowers are why we chose this as plant of… Read more >

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 >