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    April Showers bring May Flowers!

    At least that’s what we are hoping for!

    In the landscape business, winter is quiet, so looking ahead to spring is one of the highlights. One of the fun parts, is selecting new plant material to grow in our nursery. We select plants based on how they’ll fare in our climate and soil, as well as how they enhance the selection already grown in our nurseries. We give them a good start with a special soil blend which includes vermicompost. They are then cared for by our dedicated nursery team! We are looking forward to seeing these plants blooming in our hoop huts and in your gardens soon.

    Here are just a few of the new plants we will introduce into our palette of plants!

    Campanula poscharskyana ‘Blue Waterfall’
    Height: 8-10”
    Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    Flower color: Blue
    Bloom time: May-July
    This is a lovely cascading plant would make a great addition to any garden. The delicate blue bell-shaped flowers reach out, fall, from the center of Campanula Blue Waterfall. It would also look nice cascading over a rock wall, along the edge of a garden walkway or in a window box.

    Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’
    Height: 24-30”
    Exposure: Part shade to shade
    Flower Color: Red
    Bloom time: May-June
    This old fashioned Bleeding Heart features arching spikes of cherry-red, heart-shaped blooms with white tips held on dark burgundy stems. The delicate ferny foliage matures to an attractive powdery grey-green.

    Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’
    Height: 24-30”
    Exposure: Full sun
    Flower Color: Deep Rosy Orange Red
    Bloom time: June-September
    These large flowers have petals that start out a deep rosy orange red that fade to a smoky rose. Plants are strong and bushy in habit with near-black stems. Attractive to butterflies and excellent for cutting.

    Nepeta subsessilis ‘Sweet Dreams’
    Height: 12-18”
    Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    Flower Color: Pink
    Bloom time: July-September
    This unique Catmint is Lovely in an herb or flower garden, among Roses, or near walkways where its scent can be appreciated. It is covered with spikes of pale pink to pink flowers throughout the summer months.

    Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Lacey Blue’
    Height: 18-20”
    Exposure: Full sun
    Flower Color: Lavender blue
    Bloom time: June-September
    This compact Russian Sage forms a bushy mound of fragrant grey-green leaves, with spikes of lavender-blue flowers from mid-summer to fall giving it a long season of interest. Great for smaller gardens and terrific in mixed containers.

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