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Turning a Landscaping Vision into a Reality

By Tim Pelepako A landscape plan begins with a vision. It’s then developed, nurtured and streamlined through a process: from an idea that began on jotter paper to an installation that leads to a grand finish. The design process is a collaborative effort between the client and designer. The designer begins by developing a relationship …

Garden Inspiration From Mother’s Day Memories

To celebrate the endurance, stamina and love that our moms show us daily, the Winterberry team selected the top gifts from our Garden Center that we think any mom would love for Mother’s Day. Lawncare can be a challenge; either there’s not enough time or it’s a case of having a “brown” thumb instead of …

Perfect Plants for Easter and Spring

Spring is the most exciting time in the Garden Center. Trucks roll in regularly with fresh new plant material, buds are breaking, seedlings are started, and flowers are blooming. Guests return like old friends, and new faces come in wide-eyed at all kinds of new plants and products we’ve all been working so hard to …

Planting Cold Hardy Crops

Finally, spring is here! Although it’s a little early to be thinking of planting flowers outside, it’s not too early to get started on your veggie garden. On nice and warm spring days, it’s important to get outside and get your garden raked, tilled or turned over. There are a number of vegetables that are …

Playing with Pumpkins – Garden Center Creations

The employees in the Garden Center love fall for many reasons, but playing with pumpkins is our favorite! Pumpkins are very versatile because they come in different shapes, sizes and colors, making the creations endless. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, and even used in cooking. Check out some of our employee creations below! Leaf Decoupage: This …

What Is It? Blue Mist Shrub

Late season color is usually defined by black eyed susans, sedum, ornamental grass, colored foliage and fall annuals. But have you heard of a compact shrub with silvery foliage and blue flowers that comes into its prime in late August? Caryopteris x clandonensis, also known as blue mist shrub, happens to be that plant. Blue …

Cold Hardy Mums & Fall Annuals

Though it may not be sweater weather quite yet, cooler nights and shorter days are just around the corner. Little ones are returning to school in their new outfits, and it’s time to think about updating your home garden’s look as well. Cold hardy fall annuals offer opportunity to bring beautiful blooms and decorative foliage …

Benefits of Fall Planting

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “When is the best time to plant?” The answer to that question is tricky. While spring is great, fall has better benefits. By planting in the fall, you are able to get two cooler, damper growing periods – fall and spring. One benefit to planting in the …

Waterwise Perennials

We often see a lot of questions coming up about drought tolerance in the search for lower maintenance perennials.  While there are great options out there that I could list, you may be happier to know there are certain traits to look for that can tell you everything you need to know without even reading …