Just because your deck or patio is in the shade, it doesn’t have to be dark, uninviting space. Let’s take a look at five distinct styles you can decorate your space with this season. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know how to transform your shaded space into your favorite place to relax outdoors.
Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs
Garden Crossings has a reputation for being a reliable source for new plants every year, and this year is no exception. After trialing and growing dozens of new varieties, see which three Heidi and Rod each chose for their Best New Plants of 2018.
Gardening in small spaces require plants for small spaces, The 2018 Landscape Plant of the Year- SPILLED WINE® Weigela maybe the perfect choice for you. Bright pink spring flowers with additional interest coming from is deep plum/black foliage all season long. Perfect for borders, and container gardens alike.
Gardening brings out all kinds of emotions and memories, one shrub that is sure to create a pleasant memory for you is Abelia Sweet Emotion™. Walking through the greenhouse this past spring there was this amazing scent that was drawing me in. Once I located the plant offering that spicy sweet scent I was hooked. Sweet Emotion™ starts off in the spring with bright red buds that burst open in late May resulting in creamy white flowers that are arranged in a nice cluster.
I love to add a new “Friend” to my butterfly garden each year. Sometimes it may be two or three. This year I added Bloomerang® ‘Pink Perfume’ Lilac. I heard that the blooms were so fragrant that I had to give it a try. Bloomerang® ‘Pink Perfume’ Lilac did not disappoint. This shrub is so compact in size, 4-5 feet, but really performs like the big guys. ‘Pink Perfume’ begins blooming in May with an abundance of gorgeous pink blooms. By mid-June the first round of flowers begin to fade. At this time you may trim the spent blooms. This will encourage more abundant flowers as it reblooms in late-July. ‘Pink Perfume’ will continue blooming through the summer. The lilac bush also makes for a great hedge or boarder for you garden. For those of you that love the wildlife, all the Syringa Bloomerang® series are Deer resistant.
Planting and Baking with Elderberry
When you decide to plant a shrub, you are more than likely thinking about a shrub that will last for quite some time or one that will provide some type of interest in your landscape. With Black Lace™ Sambucus you will get those benefits as well as an edible treat. If you enjoy planting and baking, you will enjoy this Proven WinnersⓇ Color ChoiceⓇ Flowering Shrub.
If you love butterflies and hummingbirds and want to attract them to your garden, butterfly bushes are your answer! With several varieties and colors, you can select your favorite color or colors and enjoy watching butterflies and hummingbirds flock to your garden. There are three larger sterile varieties that will bring fabulous color, scent and attraction to your garden.
This Little ‘Miss’ Has A lot to Offer
If you look closely (at the white flower) you will notice one of my favorite creatures that come and visit the garden, a hummingbird! Are you looking to attract more fluttery friends to your garden this summer? Let me show you 3 of my favorite ‘Miss’es.
2016 Pantone Color(s) of the year, Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919 a great combination and easily found in the garden. One plant variety that come to mind that offers both of these great colors in potentially one plant is the Big Leaf Hydrangea. Creating a soothing sense of order and peace, the hydrangea offers a perfect balance for your garden.
Spring Bloomer With Many Size Options
A fresh spring day leads to a walk around the neighborhood. On this walk you see a large, beautiful shrub that is blooming yellow. You love the look of it but again, you just don’t have a yard or garden that will fit it. No worries, we carry Forsythia in several size options.
One family with Small, Medium and Large Options
You’re walking through your neighborhood and you see a shrub that you just love, but then it hits you, I don’t have a spot for something that large. Let me tell you just because the shrub you fell in love with is out of your ‘league’, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a smaller more compact option.
Some of you maybe wondering ‘What are the red berries that I see in the landscapes this winter’? They could be a selection of the Winterberry Holly. Bright red or intense yellow berries create a ‘pop’ of color to the otherwise drab landscape.
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