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Looking For a Shade Tree with Panache: Consider the Red Horse Chestnut
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Looking For a Shade Tree with Panache: Consider the Red Horse Chestnut

Aesculus × carnea ‘Briotii’ or red horse chestnut is an exceptional choice as a shade tree for your landscape. The attractive red to pink flowers this hybrid produces makes it eye-catching and interesting. It is a small oval to rounded, […]

Hardy Kiwi Is The Interesting Edible You Should Add To Your Garden
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Hardy Kiwi Is The Interesting Edible You Should Add To Your Garden

If you are a fan of the fuzzy kiwis (Actinidia deliciosa) you see in the grocery store but live in a cooler climate, the hardy kiwi (Actinidia argute) is a great choice for your garden. These little fruits have a […]

Wonderful plant choice that can complete your shade garden: Rue Anemone
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Wonderful plant choice that can complete your shade garden: Rue Anemone

Anemonella thalictroides or rue anemone is a gorgeous woodland wildflower that grows to a height about 9 inches and features beautiful white flowers with 5 to 10 petal-like sepals (typically 5) and numerous greenish-yellow stamens. Flowers appear above whorls of […]

Struggling To Add Elegance to Shaded Areas: Consider a Maidenhair Fern
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Struggling To Add Elegance to Shaded Areas: Consider a Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum or Maidenhair Fern is one of our most elegant North American native plants. The horizontal horseshoe-like wreath of foliage rests atop 18 to 24 inch tall, wiry black stems. This is a plant that thrives in moist, rich […]

Looking to Add a Bit of Drama to Your Garden: Look At Bear’s Breeches
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Looking to Add a Bit of Drama to Your Garden: Look At Bear’s Breeches

Acanthus spinosus or bear’s breeches is a clump-forming perennial chosen by gardeners as much for its attractive foliage as for it’s architecturally bold flower spikes. It features pure white, snapdragon-like flowers enclosed (hooded) by spiny, reddish-purple bracts and arranged in […]

Landscape Missing That Interesting Focal Point: Consider A Paperbark Maple
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Landscape Missing That Interesting Focal Point: Consider A Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum or more commonly called paperbark maple is a small deciduous tree wildly popular as a focal point in the landscape because of its attractive peeling, papery chestnut-brown bark, brilliant red and orange autumn foliage, and its attractive shape. […]

Looking For Eye Catching Detail for Your Garden: Consider Allium Cristophii
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Looking For Eye Catching Detail for Your Garden: Consider Allium Cristophii

The large starburst-like purple flowers of Allium cristophii, you may also hear this plant called Star of Persia, and the lush foliage is what makes this perennial such a wonderful choice for your garden. In addition, the dried seed heads […]

Looking for a robust choice for your border edge… Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ or Walker’s Low Catmint
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Looking for a robust choice for your border edge… Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ or Walker’s Low Catmint

Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ or Walker’s Low Catmint is a wonderful mounding plant that reaches a height of 24 to 36 inches and spreads as wide. This plant produces soft crinkly, aromatic, grey-green 1 to 2 inch long oval leaves. […]

Are You Looking For Something Totally Unique For Your Garden: Asimina triloba or Pawpaw
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Are You Looking For Something Totally Unique For Your Garden: Asimina triloba or Pawpaw

Asimina triloba or pawpaw brings uniqueness and interest to your garden as well as a fruit praised for its significant health benefits. Foliage, flowers, fruit production, and interesting bark gives you four seasons of interest. Totally Unique Choice For Your […]

If You Want To Add Delicate Texture to the Garden: Consider Cut Leaf Russian Sage
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If You Want To Add Delicate Texture to the Garden: Consider Cut Leaf Russian Sage

Perovskia ‘Filigran’ or cut leaf Russian sage is distinguished by its finely cut silver foliage, and sturdy upright stems bearing spires of light blue to lavender flowers. This is a very easy to grow, very low maintenance, drought tolerant herbaceous […]