Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Category: Gardening How to’s

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…

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 a plant tag! …

What is it? Buddleia Wisteria

Buddleia Wisteria Lane is a unique and very popular new shrub, which will surely delight any gardener looking for that interesting new plant to show off to their friends. Wisteria Lane is a weeping butterfly bush. Perennial plant breeders took the traditional large, upright butterfly bush that we all have known for years and did…

Creating a Bird Garden

Are you looking to attract birds to your garden?  Birds are the feathered flowers that add color, movement and music to the garden.  They also provide a natural form of pest control. What could be better? Follow this simple formula to attract birds: water, shelter and food.   Water – Nothing will attract more birds…

What is it? Weigela!

Winters in New England can seem very long, so it’s hard to resist when a new flowering shrub promises late April to early May blooming. Lemon Ice, a type of early blooming Weigela, is new to Winterberry this year. It boasts light, lemony yellow flowers that would create a stunning color combination growing next to…

What’s The Scoop With Your Soil?

This March has certainly been crazy with the weather patterns! The Weather Channel seems to continuously be announcing Nor’easters just as I am getting ready to look forward to starting our planting season. Though disappointing, the reality is that it’s still March, and as the old adage goes “In like a lion, out like a lamb”. Let’s hope so.

Gardening With Annuals: Easy Ways To Add Color To Your Landscape

Each season, there is always that one home that stands out for their bright, colorful flowers that are planted in their landscapes or arranged in planters on their front porch.  The desire to have this same look for your home may cross your mind, but it is often dismissed because of the work that you may…

What Is It? Gardening With Hellebore

The Hellebore has been referenced in folklore and legend dating back to ancient Greek mythology.  In medieval times, people planted it around front doors and windows to keep evil spirits away.  Today, people plant it as a specimen plant in their shade gardens. It is known to be the first plant to sound the alarm and shout, “Spring is on its way!”