Plant Profiles

What’s All the Buzz About?

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If you want to attract pollinators in droves to your garden, you cannot go wrong with Agastache ‘Bolero’ from American Meadows. This plant is a favorite among hummingbirds and butterflies. Drought-tolerant once established, ‘Bolero’ produces pink spike-like flowers that begin …

Plants We Love: New Jersey Tea

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GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association, focuses on plants for year-round interest. And isn’t that what many gardeners struggle with—achieving year-round interest in the garden? That is why we love …

Always Make Room for Orchids!

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Yellow fringed orchid is a perfect fit for gardens that are never dry. Also known as orange plume, this plant adapts best to wetlands, moist meadows and wooded areas. Reaching a mature height of 40 inches, yellow fringed orchid produces …

We Love Viola ‘Sunny Jim’

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Chances are you have been driving by the nurseries to see if the first flowers have arrived. There is no surer sign that spring is at our doorstep than the arrival of violas. We love PlantHaven’s new offering, ‘Sunny Jim’. …

We Love Persian Spires Upright Ironwood

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We love how this upright beauty, Persian Spires, offers gorgeous color to the garden through the seasons. This easy-to-grow ornamental is related to witch hazel. Not only is the foliage stunning, but when the tree matures, its exfoliating bark adds …

Flavor Before Flowers

Burpee Basil Persian

Persian basil is winning well-deserved praise. This basil is easy to grow and it has a great shape, large leaves and a wonderful taste. The flowers, which are also attractive, emerge later, saving time on pinching back the plant. The …

Plants We Love: Ponderosa Pine

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Pinus ponderosa is one of the most common native pines in North America. This stunning evergreen is greatly appreciated in the landscape, especially when winter settles in. Green needles add much needed color in the landscape and the dense canopy …