On February 25th my friend Amy excitedly announced that she had seen her first Red Winged Blackbirds of the season. She and I both took a moment to bask in the anticipation of [...]
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Hellebores are a coveted plant for the shaded garden. Their slow growth rate and relative rarity contribute to their comparatively high purchase price, but they are worth every penny! Season Opener [...]
We receive a lot of calls in the spring with availability and price inquiries, particularly about our woody plant inventory. For the sake of convenience, we are posting a list of our anticipated [...]
Few plants are more striking in a garden than a mature Wisteria vine in full bloom. The long trailing clusters of lilac-blue flowers are produced in such abundance, and are so intensely & [...]
If you are looking for a shrub to bring winter interest to your garden, look no further than Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). A Wisconsin native, this deciduous holly is an underappreciated gem. Its stems [...]
Introduced by the Pantone Color Institute in 1999, the Pantone Color of the Year is celebrating its 25th year. Through the years, the Pantone Color of the Year program has become a globally [...]
Daylilies are an often-overlooked perennial. They are considered “common” and in some cases even thought of as aggressive garden thugs. Not so! There are currently over 80,000 registered cultivars of Daylilies, all of which [...]
Verbena bonariensis is one of my all-time favorite annuals! It is graceful and subtly elegant, combines well with perennials, and is outstanding for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. And….it has historically been almost impossible for [...]
Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' The Perennial Plant Association, a professional association composed of growers, garden retailers, landscape designers, and horticultural educators, has selected 'Jeana' Phlox as the 2024 Perennial Plant of the Year. Due [...]
In November of 2023 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an updated version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM). This zone map helps gardeners to determine which plants are most likely to [...]