Plant of the Month: Chief Joseph Lodgepole Pine

January 8, 2020

Although there’s not too much blooming and showing off this time of year, you can still find a handful of plants that can brighten up any winter day. Chief Joseph Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’) will add a bit of sunny yellow to your garden where color may be lacking in winter. In winter,… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Euphorbia

December 11, 2019

These evergreen plants work hard to provide all season interest. They can be placed in partial to full sun areas and are a fuss free plant in general. Most types are heat tolerant, but they should be watered regularly during their first growing season to help establish a good root system. Another benefit to these… Read more >

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 >