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The summer solstice is upon us, and the perennial yard is brimming with attractive late spring and summer-blooming succulents! These plants can become an excellent addition to the front of a border or a rock garden. All of them are deer-resistant and have very few diseases, making them an easy  Read more
Dicentra is an extremely popular herbaceous perennial, perfect for brightening up a shady spot in early spring.  It is in the papaver family (Papaveracea).  Most Dicentra is native to eastern Asia and is hardy in Zones 2-8.  Dicentra eximia and cucullaria is native to the Appalachian Mountains.  Dicentra likes rich,  Read more
Sweetbay Magnolia (M. virginiana) is a safe bet when it comes to adding native interest to your site. They are found growing in moist areas and streamside along coastal New York and south to Florida, but they also do quite well in average moist well-drained soil. Here’s more about this  Read more
When you have customers who get really excited about plants, it’s fun to go the extra mile and offer something special. Red-veined Enkianthus, which is also known as Furin-Tsutsuji (E. campanulatus) is one that comes to mind. Delicate clusters of bell-shaped flowers are its main spring attraction, along with red,  Read more
Zelkova makes a great tree regardless of the season. It’s a beautiful choice for the home landscape, as a street tree or at commercial sites. Just because it starts with Z it shouldn’t be at the bottom of your list for great trees. Take a look: -Medium size tree growing  Read more
Looking for a unique tree for a fall landscape? Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica) might fit the bill with its colorful autumn mosaics. Take a look: -A medium size tree growing 20-40′ high x 15-30′ wide -Small reddish ‘flower’ clusters appear before the leaves in spring -It has beautiful shimmering green  Read more
As we begin to wind down the summer and look forward to the sights of the beautiful fall foliage, here are some of our favorite shrubs that have awesome fall interest: Fothergilla gardenii– (Witchalder/Dwarf Fothergilla) A compact shrub whose dark green foliage in the spring turns to shades of yellow,  Read more
Our Purple Rain Salvia (Salvia verticillata) deserve a place in the spotlight right now. The plants are full in their 1 gallon containers and ready for making an instant impact for your summer borders and patio containers. Upright flower stalks rise above its wide velvety gray-green foliage that is more  Read more
Even though it’s not a true fern we like this plant for several reasons: It has sweet aromatic foliage that makes it hard to walk by without crushing the nicely textured leaves and taking a good whiff. Feel free to trim it to control height until late July, it will branch  Read more
We have a long list of PC Grown evergreen Azaleas that easily can bring you through all of spring and into the start of summer. Azalea poukhanensis ‘Compacta’ is an early bloomer that starts us off, usually in April, and this splashy bicolor ‘Yuka’ does a great job of pulling  Read more