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 >

Plants for the English Cottage Garden Style

February 8, 2019

The English Landscape style has a naturalistic and eclectic feel to it. Using colorful perennials, mixed plant borders, and gravel pathways, this style creates an organic flow in the garden. It is inspired by paintings by artists like Poussin and Lorrain and was a reaction to the more formal gardens that preceded them. English Landscape… Read more >

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 >

5 Favorite Blueberry Varieties

November 30, 2018

Although we’re well into fall and soon to be winter, blueberries always sound good. These 5 varieties of blueberries will have you thinking of summer days. While they’re most well known for their delicious fruit in summer, the foliage also has excellent fall color ranging from maroons to yellows to purples. Sunshine Blue Blueberry (Vaccinium… Read more >