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Efficient Landscapes

Conserving Water in Summer

Do you have an efficient landscape? You know, one that kicks in when temperatures soar and there isn’t a rain event in the forecast for days. As our climate changes, it’s more important than ever to conserve water into the soil so healthy plants can continue to grow and thrive. Healthy plants are the backbone…

Plant Species Highlight

Delightful Daylilies

Bursts of color provide visual excitement when daylilies are planted in the landscape. Serving an aesthetic purpose in a variety of warm, cool and neutral colors, daylilies also offer practical solutions in problem areas where mowing is a challenge and soil erosion is present.  Because they are easy to care for, daylilies can be left…

Trends to Watch

Horti-futurism is Now

With the 2024 growing season at the starting gate, the question is naturally, “what’s new?” Experts (and history) tells us that trends are defined by the generations with buying power.  Horti-futurism, they say, is now.  While we value those Boomers who are still out there gardening along with their Gen X neighbors and Millennial children,…

Perennial Powerhouses

Add These to Spring Planting Projects

Now, we’re not going to say that we’re annual snobs – annual plants have a place in the landscape, too. But we will admit to having perennial preferences. And that’s because with so many benefits to our gardens and landscapes, perennial plants pack a powerhouse of positives.  With spring selling season coming into view, landscape…

Timeless Traditions

Our Favorite Holiday Selections

We love December because it’s fun, festive and all about tradition. So many of our beautiful trees and shrubs add natural style to outdoor holiday arrangements and decorations. After the holidays, they provide color and interest through the winter. Plant small specimen evergreens in holiday containers, then transfer them to the landscape in spring. We…

Staggered Blooms

Season to Season Color Consistency

When planning designs for 2024 gardens and landscapes, consider the following plants for staggering color consistency. From spring to summer to fall, they work together to transition the seasons in living color. We are now taking professional trade orders for the spring 2024 growing season. Click here for our container order form. Click here for…

Bountiful Blooms

These Shrubs Give and Give

For bountiful blooms, easy care and pollinator support, these garden and landscape shrubs give and give. Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’) Royal Star Magnolia Once it’s established in the landscape, this reliable early- to-mid-spring bloomer is one of the most breathtaking sites of spring. Large, 3 to 4 inch flowers have fragrant, double-white…

Tough Beauties

Autumn's Best Bloomers

Some may say the best part of autumn is its colors. As the weather turns cooler, these tough beauties stand up to fluctuating temperatures and climate conditions and still look good. Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Alice’ (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice) Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea  This tough, drought-tolerant hydrangea puts on a show in all four seasons. Leaves are large…

Toying With Plants

Our Favorites for Children's Gardens

With Grandparents’ Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 10 we’re taking a look at ideal plants for children’s gardens. Whether an urban park or a suburban back yard, children’s gardens encourage a love of plants, play and learning. Here are a few of our favorites to consider when designing professional landscapes that cater to children.…

Water Woes

These Plants Thrive When the Weather is Dry

As drought conditions tease the Midwest, minds turn to water-wise plants that can take the heat with little stress. These are generally established perennial plants and shrubs that have adapted to low-moisture conditions, so they need less water. Many are also pollinator friendly. During National Pollinator Week – and throughout the growing season – we…