Garden Blog – Category: Garden Perennials

Five Ways to Decorate a Shaded Deck or Patio

Shade PatiosJust 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.

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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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