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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 Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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Clematis is one of our favorite climbers – mainly for the wonderful variety of colors available. The fragile, dead-looking vines spring to life in April and before you know it they’re bursting in colors ranging from white and pale pink to deep blues and reds.We have a house full of Continue Reading...
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October’s autumn tones are showing more each day and one tree that’s beginning to turn which has hard-to-beat fall color is Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)! The glossy green foliage turns multiple colors from pale yellow to deep orange, and bright red to crimson. But don’t choose it based solely on Continue Reading...
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One of the noblest tree groups found around the world is the stately Oak. They form an essential part of our forests providing food for wildlife, lumber for furniture, barrels for bourbon and shade for our parks and homes. The most commonly planted in the northeast are Pin Oak (Quercus Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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