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Prunus x ‘Okame’ is a flowering Cherry that blooms with small deep pink buds and opens bright pink. In the fall the leaves turn a bronze red and orange and the bark is a beautiful reddish brown that stands out in the winter months. It’s a nice choice for a  Read more
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American Holly (Ilex opaca) is a good choice when you want broadleaf evergreen screening that can tolerate sun, shade and deer browsing. ‘Jersey Princess’ seen here is a female cultivar that produces an abundance of bright red berries and has a wide and dense pyramidal habit. It branches out at  Read more
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First – the soil test. Most turf grass prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0 in order to take up the nutrients it needs. If it’s too acidic you can apply lime, but before you do, you’ll need to get a soil test done. It’s easy – send in  Read more
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Malus ‘Cardinal’ is out of the ordinary when it comes to Crabapples. The habit is typical – wide and spreading, the fruit is common – red and about 1/2″, but this one has purple tinged leaves that last all season. Deep purple buds open to reddish pink flowers April –  Read more
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We’ve just brought down some compact Prairie Dropseed called ‘Tara’ from Watertown. The species (Sporobolus heterolepsis) grows to about 3′ but this cultivar has the same fine blades with a more compact habit, only growing about 12″. When in flower it can reach to 2′ with inflorescences that are pink  Read more
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One of the first places a home or commercial lawn will get crabgrass are the edges, right where the ground heats up along curbs and driveways. The causes can range from cutting too close with the string trimmer, to poor or excessive irrigation to not applying pre and post emergents  Read more
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We are fully stocked with fresh pallets of grass seed including a new blend of Pennington Smart Seed for high traffic areas. This is designed to provide a durable, walking surface for high-use areas such as backyard recreation, parks, golf course roughs and athletic fields. It meets the criteria for  Read more
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We all tend to forget how many adverse conditions plants deal with this time of year, especially when it comes to newly planted material. From the time a tree is dug out of the ground (which is an injury to the plant), it takes as long as three years to  Read more
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Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ (Boxwood, 24-28″ seen here) lend themselves well to hedging, containers and formal gardens for their conical shape. Growing slowly to about 5′ x 3′ they are easily trimmed to keep a tidy look. Trimming can be done up to about August 15th so any new growth  Read more
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