Plant of the Month: Magnolia

April 5, 2019

Magnolia’s (for the most part) bloom on bare wood making this a stunning plant to see in the spring landscape. They come in various sizes from large multi-trunked shrubs, small to large trees, and some can even be trained as espalier’s against walls and fences. Before they bloom, they’re easily identified by their fuzzy flower… Read more >

Plants for Hummingbirds

March 19, 2019

If you have a hummingbird feeder, chances are it has some kind of red on it and that’s not by coincidence. The color red, along with other bright colors, is a favorite among hummingbirds because it helps them find the tastiest nectar. If you’re wanting to attract hummingbirds to your garden, these plants will do… 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 >

Alternatives to High Maintenance Plants

February 26, 2019

High maintenance plants can cause many problems in your garden from growing too big for their space, taking over structures, pruning nightmares, and a lot of messes and hassle that make people frustrated and tired of spending day after day in the garden instead of enjoying it. But, if your goal is a gorgeous garden,… 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 >