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As the Panicle Hydrangeas (H. paniculata) are in bloom, now is the best time to choose your favorites. The ‘Quick Fire’ seen here are already turning bright pink and is a real favorite along with the ‘Vanilla Strawberry’. Need a dwarf variety? ‘Bobo’ has been a big seller this year  Read more
Need a focal point specimen with year round interest? Check out the Red Dragon Contorted Filbert (Corylus avellana). This interesting contorted shrub is very hardy and best grown in full sun. Their leaves hold a burgundy-red color well into the season which then fades to yellow-gold into the fall before  Read more
We love Japanese Andromeda, and ‘Dorothy Wykoff’ (left) and ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ (right) are at the top of our list! Pieris japonica is a shade loving, deer resistant evergreen with distinctive buds, flowers and foliage. It is one of the most widely used plants in the landscape. They’re a staple for shadier sites including the north side  Read more
Always a good choice for three-season interest are the Winter King Hawthorn (Cratagus viridis ‘Winter King’). They’re tough, easy to prune, offer a nice spring show of white flowers in May followed in the fall by the bright red fruit that persists into winter. A nice addition to any residential  Read more
Fothergilla’s awesome mid-spring flowers make the early show, but we feel the premier comes in fall. Great for mixed borders, foundations and naturalized areas. Plant in full sun for the best display in acid, well-drained soil. The blue-green leaves turn a beautiful mix of orange, yellow and red in the  Read more
The Perennial Plant Association chooses a winner each year and Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ was chosen as the winner for 2019. Each year’s winners are based on attributes that make them garden-worthy such as growing in a wide range of climates, being relatively maintenance free, and attractive during several seasons. ‘Hummelo’  Read more
Save the Date: July 17th 8:30-3:30 Summer is around the corner and so is the CNLA Summer Symposium! We’re honored to be hosting this year at our new Watertown Sales Yard (1201 Bunker Hill Road). The new building is up and the site has plenty of space for the Trade  Read more
Now that it’s finally spring, we have Brunnera, Aquilegia (‘Little Lanterns’ above) and Pulmonaria ready for you and your customers! Our spring crops of these early perennials are already rooted and just need a few days of warmth for some fresh foliage to appear. Brunnera (Bugloss) is a nice, low  Read more
It’s not often we get asked to do something as interesting as graft the clone of the original Charter Oak for the City of Hartford. Chuck, owner and founder of Planters’ Choice is here taking scionwood. We will be grafting these next week and are excited to watch them grow!...
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Use your winter down-time and take advantage of our January Learn & Earn sessions in Newtown! Don’t miss out, mark your calendars now and RSVP as space is limited. All classes start promptly at 10 am and last for 2 hours. Coffee/tea and goodies provided! 1.       January 8 – Lawn Care  Read more