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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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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 Continue Reading...
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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’ Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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