Heyden’s Gardens Blog

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    Deer Resistant Perennials

    Dealing with our large population of deer in southeastern Wisconsin can be a challenge. While they are lovely to observe in the wild, they are infuriating to observe up close in our gardens [...]

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    Gardening for Kids: Playing in the Dirt & Water

    Gardening for kids is a very popular family activity to get them active and engages in nature. And, naturally, kids love to play in dirt and water. Every gardener knows we’ve got plenty [...]

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    Beebalm (Monarda)

    My friend Cheryl calls Beebalm her “fireworks” plant and prizes it as the highlight of her 4th of July garden. Its unusual flower heads are a whorl of showy fire-engine red, funnel-shaped flowers [...]

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    Deer Resistant Annuals

    This deer resistant annuals article is here by popular demand. Every year, in spring, I have dozens of people ask me the same question, "Which annuals can I plant that the deer [...]

  • common ninebark physocarpus opulifolius flower ftimg

    Ninebark & Cultivars

    Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is an underrated native shrub with four-season interest. This native species is a graceful arching shrub with clusters of creamy white spring flowers followed by showy seed capsules and [...]

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    Celebrating Change – Johnson’s Gardens Sold, Becomes Heyden’s Gardens Cedarburg

    Your same familiar garden center staff (left to right) Zannah, Kerry, Cheryl, Jess, & Melissa with new owner Beau. Each year, with the arrival of spring, we are reminded of the positive power [...]

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    Visit Our Hanging Basket Sale!

    Celebrate the arrival of spring and Mother's Day by shopping at Cedarburg's Hanging Basket Sale. Enjoy 2 for $49.99 on 10-inch single variety baskets - originally $29.99 each. Friday, April 29 to [...]

  • weigela florida bokrispiwi spilled wine ftimg

    Weigela

    Weigela is a hardy, vigorous, disease and pest-resistant deciduous shrub that can fill many roles in the landscape. Its funnel-shaped flowers are borne in great abundance in late spring/early summer in colors including [...]

  • The-Moon-Garden-features-fragrant-flowers,-white-flowers,-night-blooming-plants,-sound-and-illumination-ftimg

    Creating a Moon Garden

    As the name suggests, a Moon Garden is a garden featuring plants that are best appreciated after dark. These include plants with white flowers, silver or variegated foliage, fragrant flowers, and even those that [...]

  • deer resistant perennials list baby deer sitting by garden

    Deer Resistant Perennials

    Dealing with our large population of deer in southeastern Wisconsin can be a challenge. While they are lovely to observe in the wild, they are infuriating to observe up close in our gardens [...]

  • gardening for kids tools include watering buckets spades and gloves ftimg

    Gardening for Kids: Playing in the Dirt & Water

    Gardening for kids is a very popular family activity to get them active and engages in nature. And, naturally, kids love to play in dirt and water. Every gardener knows we’ve got plenty [...]

  • beebalm monarda fistulosa native perennial pink summer flower with bee ftimg

    Beebalm (Monarda)

    My friend Cheryl calls Beebalm her “fireworks” plant and prizes it as the highlight of her 4th of July garden. Its unusual flower heads are a whorl of showy fire-engine red, funnel-shaped flowers [...]

  • which are deer resistant annuals for wisconsin ftimg

    Deer Resistant Annuals

    This deer resistant annuals article is here by popular demand. Every year, in spring, I have dozens of people ask me the same question, "Which annuals can I plant that the deer [...]

  • common ninebark physocarpus opulifolius flower ftimg

    Ninebark & Cultivars

    Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is an underrated native shrub with four-season interest. This native species is a graceful arching shrub with clusters of creamy white spring flowers followed by showy seed capsules and [...]

  • staff at heydens gardens after Heyden's Gardens sold spring 2022 ftimg

    Celebrating Change – Johnson’s Gardens Sold, Becomes Heyden’s Gardens Cedarburg

    Your same familiar garden center staff (left to right) Zannah, Kerry, Cheryl, Jess, & Melissa with new owner Beau. Each year, with the arrival of spring, we are reminded of the positive power [...]

  • heyden's gardens hanging basket sale near you in cedarburg ftimg

    Visit Our Hanging Basket Sale!

    Celebrate the arrival of spring and Mother's Day by shopping at Cedarburg's Hanging Basket Sale. Enjoy 2 for $49.99 on 10-inch single variety baskets - originally $29.99 each. Friday, April 29 to [...]

  • weigela florida bokrispiwi spilled wine ftimg

    Weigela

    Weigela is a hardy, vigorous, disease and pest-resistant deciduous shrub that can fill many roles in the landscape. Its funnel-shaped flowers are borne in great abundance in late spring/early summer in colors including [...]

  • The-Moon-Garden-features-fragrant-flowers,-white-flowers,-night-blooming-plants,-sound-and-illumination-ftimg

    Creating a Moon Garden

    As the name suggests, a Moon Garden is a garden featuring plants that are best appreciated after dark. These include plants with white flowers, silver or variegated foliage, fragrant flowers, and even those that [...]