Plants

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We Love Wercklea Ferox

Wercklea ferox

A shrub in the hibiscus family, this tropical wonder from Costa Rica has gorgeous leaves that reach up to 2 feet across and deep red veins and spines that accentuate the architectural quality of the shrub. As if the gorgeous …

Keeping Houseplants Happy and Healthy

Caring for house plants

As the days get colder and shorter many of us turn our gardening attention indoors. Whether you are bringing in tender plants that cannot withstand the winter months outside or simply adding to your permanent indoor plant collection, we have …

We Love ‘Dolce Vita’ Honeysuckle

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Don’t panic when you hear the word “honeysuckle,” because we are not talking about the wildly invasive shrub. We are talking about the mouth-watering, easy-to-grow haskap berry. The new variety ‘Dolce Vita’ is not too particular about soil and it …

Pink Icing’s Foliage Shines

Pink Icing Blueberries

  We love Pink Icing™ blueberry for its foliage that is gorgeous from spring to fall. Its berries are pretty tasty, too! The foliage starts out pink and bright green in the spring and summer then transitions to iridescent blue …

Hosta Shade Partners

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  Many gardeners are drawn to a particular plant and design gardens to showcase and accentuate that favorite kind. Many gardeners of the shade have hostas on the top of their must-have list. Hostas are easy to grow, come in …

We Love Hot Head Arborvitae

Hot-Head-Arborvitae Horticulture

Don’t let the diminutive size of this arborvitae fool you. This little wonder packs a powerful punch for year-round color, with excellent resistance to cold and hot temperatures. Common Name: Hot Head Arborvitae Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis ‘RutThu#1′ PPAF Plant …

We Love Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak

Pacific Brilliance Horticulture

We love the architectural quality of Pacific Brilliance pin oak. Unlike other pin oaks that have branches that droop and cause issues when we’re walking, gardening or mowing around the tree, Pacific Brilliance stands upright with no pendulous branches. The …

We Love ‘Enchanted Eve’ Tickseed

Horticulture Plants We Love tickseed

The vibrant red, orange and yellow of ‘Enchanted Eve’ tickseed livens up the garden from summer through fall. This is the latest introduction by master hybridizer, Darrell Probst. After 10 years of intense breeding and research, gardeners are treated to …

We Love ‘Fire and Ice’ Caladium

Fire and Ice Caladium Horticulture

Artful ‘Fire and Ice’ caladium is exactly that, artful. Its gorgeous coloring is hard to resist. Adaptable to the garden and containers as well as an indoor setting, ‘Fire and Ice’ prefers heat and humidity to thrive. A mass planting …