Understory Plants

August 27, 2019

Planting underneath trees can get tricky and depends on how much shade the tree provides along with how moist the soil is. If you’ve ever looked under a well-established oak or maple, you might have noticed that the ground is bare of any plant material. Most lawn usually can’t survive under a tree because of… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Jack Frost Brunnera

May 10, 2019

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’) is a herbaceous perennial that has green, heart shaped foliage overlaid with a silvery lacework pattern. Small, light blue flowers rise above the foliage and add even more color in the spring. This plant can be used en masse to create a bright groundcover or used as an… 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 >

Moon Garden Plants

September 12, 2018

While most of us tend to appreciate our gardens in the daylight when we can see all the blooms and unique foliage, there are also plenty of options for enjoying your garden at night. Moon gardens are usually planted with white blooms, bright foliage, fragrant flowers, and night blooming plants that will catch your eye… Read more >

Incorporating Soothing Elements Into the Landscape

January 5, 2018

I think we can all agree that 2017 seemed a bit more stressful of a year than usual. To start off 2018 with a relaxed mood, try incorporating a couple of soothing elements into your landscape to help create a nice retreat from the everyday stresses of work, school, etc. These soothing elements can be… Read more >