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Multi-Seasonal Interest Plants

When planting a garden its usually a good idea to think about the lifespan of the plants you choose, you wouldn't want to plant a garden full of flowers that bloom early in the spring and then die before summer, leaving your garden brown and barren the rest of the year.  Plant a variety of plants that will all bloom at different times to keep your garden looking fresh all year long.  One trick to … [Read more...]

The Boxwood Species and its Large Family

The Boxwood Species, (Buxus Sempervirens) happens to be one of the most popular shrub types in most landscape projects today. With almost 200 varieties of Boxwood out there, it is an evergreen shrub that is native in many different regions. A good majority of the Boxwood family grows slow and short and is often used for borders or edging around houses and in landscape designs, while some others … [Read more...]

Pruning in the Fall Like a Pro

It’s that time of year. Your perennials are past bloom, your trees are dropping leaves. Getting your garden ready for the oncoming winter months might seem a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick break down on pruning and other winter prep tasks. Pruning Perennials Once your perennials are past bloom, you can prune whenever. Prune them right on down to the ground. Don’t … [Read more...]

Arborvitae: Why We Love Them

You’ll find Arborvitae virtually everywhere in the U.S. Also known as Cedar or Thuja, this evergreen can be spotted in hedges in front yards, store fronts, parks and more. Why is it so popular? Well, here are a few of our favorite things about Arborvitae. Sound Cancelling: Live near 87 or another busy road? Have a noisy neighbor? Arborvitae can help. Arborvitae has thick, dense foliage, so … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Care

It's that time of year! Here is our quick guide to selecting sand caring for a real Christmas tree, so you can enjoy that amazing evergreen scent without the hassle. Pick the Right Tree There are several types of evergreens people use as Christmas trees, so selecting one that fits your home and lifestyle is the first step. Douglas Firs and Balsam Firs are classic and have that amazing … [Read more...]

Andromeda – Plant Profile

Pieris Japonica Other Common Names: Andromeda, Fetterbush, Pieris. Description: Andromeda is an evergreen shrub with thick, glossy green foliage. New leaf growth can vary from dark red to light orange or mottled in color, depending on variety. Leaves change in color throughout the year, usually turning deep red or purple in the fall and early winter. In the early spring and late summer, it … [Read more...]