Virtues: We Love Physocarpus opulifolius Tiny Wine for its dwarf, compact habit covered with spectacularly rich bronze to burgundy foliage. In spring, tiny pink buds begin to appear, later exploding in bundles of blush pink, small button-like flowers that contrast … Read Article
Virtues: We love Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tasman Ruffles’ for its crimped-edge, silvery lime-green foliage that fills its contrasting reddish-black stems. These distinctive shrubs make perfect additions to gardens as evergreen screens and hedges or as accent container plants providing a burst … Read Article
Virtues: We love Taxus cuspidata ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ for its vibrant golden to yellow-green foliage that fills the spreading branches in intense, eye-catching color. These striking dwarf yews will contrast beautifully against the rich greens of other foliage plants. Perfect … Read Article
Virtues: We love Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ for its striking, lush, silverish blue needle-like foliage and wide, mounded form. These dwarf shrubs are perfect for the front of the border, rock gardens or showcased as a focal point plant to … Read Article
Virtues: We love Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’ for its lush, rich green foliage with a dense, rounded form and an eye-catching, flattened top. When mature, this dwarf spruce develops a depression, or “nest”, in the center—giving rise to its common name, … Read Article
Seeing birds gracefully flying around, often chirping away in charming melodies, can be a beautiful, serene sight. However, seeing these same birds greedily stealing berries from our fruiting shrubs is not.
I planted several arborvitae this year. Should I protect them with an anti-dessicant spray this winter?
Virtues: We love Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’ for its lustrous, dense foliage that creates a spectacular, “shaggy” display of beautiful blue-green bundles of short needles, soft to the touch.
My forsythia seems to be blooming now, in the fall. How is that possible, since this is a spring-blooming shrub?
My flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) seems to have set and ripened fruit. Are these edible? What can I do with them?
The cold temperatures and often-unpredictable weather during the winter season can drastically damage or even kill the plants left in our yards. Even winter hardy plants, such as lush evergreens, which are supposed to survive safely until spring, can be … Read Article