Garden Blog – Category: Garden Perennials

The New ‘gold’ Standard- Gold Nugget™ Chick Charms®

sempervivam-hen-and-chick-chick-charms-gold-nuggetMy new favorite Chick Charm is Chick Charm Golden Nugget. This tiny beauty has found a home in my perennial rock garden. I have had so much fun watching the color change as the winter weather arrived in Michigan. When I purchased this Chick Charm from Garden Crossings this summer it was a bright green color with red picoted tips. Now it is a beautiful golden color with red tips. The baby “chicks”, will begin to sprout when the weather breaks.

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A ‘Berry Awesome’ New Addition to Summer

 SummerificⓇ Hibiscus ‘Berry Awesome’There is a new Proven WinnersⓇ perennial that is so awesome you will not want to miss out! Beautiful blooms to adorn your landscape and for you to enjoy. Rich, bright color to add eye catching interest to your garden or yard. A sense of the tropics right in your own habitat. SummerificⓇ Hibiscus ‘Berry Awesome’ will put on a show in your landscaping.

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Plant Texture Adds Detail

Panicum Cheyanne SkyWe always think about adding color to our gardens, but why not add texture also? Wouldn’t it be fun to hear people ask, “Wow, what kind of grass is that in your garden”? Why not add movement, rich color, and texture to your garden? Try Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds™ ‘Cheyenne Sky’.

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Vibrant Blooms & Long Bloom Time

Add a Splash of Sunshine and Happiness to Your Garden

LI'L BANG™ CoreopsisYou may be familiar with the Big BANG™ series of Coreopsis, which offered excellent disease resistance, and habit, we now introduce the LI’L BANG™ series which offers new and improved colors, a compact habit about half the size, and long lasting blooms. The LI’L BANG™ series is new for 2016, and with it comes 4 exciting new varieties: ‘Starlight’, ‘Red Elf’, ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Enchanted Eve’. All offer a distinct different color option, with the compact stature.

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Enormous Blooms for Your Garden

Hardy Hibiscus For Northern & Southern Gardeners Alike

Hardy Hibiscus For Northern & Southern Gardeners Alike“What is that flower?” is a question that I often get asked when people see these huge flowers in my garden. When my answer is a Hibiscus they often feel let down, let down because people often associate Hibiscus with the tropical kinds that can only be grown in the South.

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A Trio of Happiness for your Garden

Three New and Improved Dianthus in the Proven Winners FRUIT PUNCH Series

 FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus SeriesExcellent habit, beautiful foliage and blooms that are breathtaking, all of which are attributes to the three new Dianthus in the FRUIT PUNCH® Series. New for 2016 ‘Maraschino’, ‘Sweetie Pie’ , and ‘Cranberry Cocktail’ are perfect as a border, in mass or to add a splash of color here and there in your landscapes and gardens.

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Chick Charms®

Hatching This Spring

Chick Charms® Hen and ChicksGetting the ‘coop’ ready, Chick Charms® are here! We are so excited to introduce to you hand picked Hen & Chick selections that compliment each other as well as your garden. Drought tolerant and easy to grow it is time to start filling your ‘coop’.

New this year we bring to you Chick Charms®, a drought tolerant succulent that currently has 12 unique colors ad textures in the collection. Hardy in zones 3-9, Chick Charms® can virtually be grown is just about every garden. What makes this collection of Hens and Chicks unique? The time and trials that have been put into them. The plants selected for the Chick Charms® collection have been selected based on seasonal color, texture and the ability to look good Spring through winter.

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Miniature Hostas Make Big Impact

Miniature Hostas Make An ImpactLooking for a plant to fill in those empty spaces in front of your low level windows? Do you want a clear view to your backyard or front landscape without obstructions? There are three miniature hostas that come to mind. Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears, ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Sparkler’.

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Save the Monarch

Creating a Habitat For The Monarchs

Asclepias MilkweedThere has been alot of talk over the past few years about the decline of habitat for the Monarch Butterfly thus resulting in fewer and fewer Monarch butterflies. As a gardener myself, and if you are reading this you probably are also, let’s do our part by creating our own Monarch habitat in our garden spaces.

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Butterfly Attracting Perennials

Natures Natural Beauty

Butterfly Attracting Perennials- ConeflowerFlowers add beauty to your garden, but why not bring a little more beauty to your garden with the addition of butterfly attracting perennials. Butterflies add a constant motion of color as they flutter around your landscape.

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Winter Blooming Beauties

Helleborus, the Lenten Rose

Helleborus- Winter BloomerAfter a long cold winter it is always welcoming to see the first sights of Spring! One of my favorite early spring flowering perennials is the Lenten Rose. Bold, bright blooms that last for weeks giving your garden that touch of life you have been waiting for.

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Long Blooming Perennial with Increased Hardiness

Hyssop- Agastache

Agastache Kudos CoralA great perennial has just gotten better! Agastache have long been known for their long bloom time from early Summer through the fall, but for many they would only last for one season. Agastache have just gotten better for more climates, hardy down to zone 5. New for 2014, I would like to introduce to you the Kudos™ series of Agastache.

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