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 >

Deer Resistant Gardens (Interview + Book Giveaway!)

October 25, 2019

If you’ve ever had a garden, whether ornamental or edible, you’ve probably seen a deer or 2 or 5 come through your garden and chomp away at plants. This can be incredibly frustrating especially knowing how expensive plants are and how much work you put into helping your garden grow and thrive. We talked with… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Fothergilla

October 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a multi-season stunner that packs a colorful punch in fall, Fothergilla is a great option for you. Fothergilla is a deciduous, compact, mounding shrub that works well as hedges or in shrub borders. In spring, it has fragrant white bottlebrush-like flowers that cover the entire shrub. The blooms are followed by… Read more >