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Category: Ornamental Plants

Summer Planting
Summer Planting

We’re often asked by customers if they can plant this time of year, or should they wait for fall. The simple answer- you can plant if you can water. Having said that, it is best not to plant during a real heat wave, when daytime temperatures are in the mid-80’s or higher. Put your plants […]

Growing in Containers
Growing in Containers

We talk to many people these days that want to grow perennial and woody plants in containers. Maybe because they live in an apartment or condo, and don’t have a yard, or because they find it easier to manage. But growing plants in containers is actually a little trickier than growing in the ground. Some […]

Plant of the Week- June 11
Plant of the Week- June 11

Plant of the Week- Oregon Box or Paxistima myrsinites Oregon box is one of the lesser know natives in Pacific Northwest nurseries. This low growing evergreen shrub can be found from Mexico into British Columbia and Alberta, east into the Rocky Mountains. Oregon box is remarkable in its adaptability, growing from sea level to sub […]

Plant of the Week- May 21
Plant of the Week- May 21

Plant of the Week- Styrax japonicus Late May and early June in the garden is a time of flowering abundance. Most woody plants have flowered by now, but the annuals and perennials are just starting up. There are a few trees that wait to flower until now, though. One of the finest is the Japanese […]

Plant of the Week- April 19
Plant of the Week- April 19

Plant of the Week- Pinus species or Pines Walking around the nursery and the display beds at the farm this week, I can see the various pines are waking up and starting to grow. Their new growth tips are one of the true signals that spring is really here! Conifers (and other evergreens) provide structure […]

Plant of the Week- March 30
Plant of the Week- March 30

Plant of the Week- Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Fothergilla What? The savvy gardener that knows this plant would most likely think that it’s star season is fall….and they are right that Fothergilla is a stunning fall foliage plant. But this time of year, don’t miss the unusual, honey scented flowers lighting up the garden. Fothergilla gardenii […]


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