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Category: Planting Ideas

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…

Holiday Planter Tips & Tricks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Here at Winterberry, holiday decorating is in full swing! We are busy preparing and creating many different holiday planters and other holiday décor for our Color Program clients. We often get asked how to design a holiday planter, so I thought I would share…

Design Tips to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

I always advise to consider your outdoor area an extension of your indoor decor. You can bring some of the same motifs and colors that you feature indoors and really make it cozy. Read on for some tips on how to do so!

When To Start Planting

Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this article all of the snow is gone and it’s time to plant…maybe!

If the weather isn’t co-operating for planting, now would be the time to start your spring clean-up.  I always start with a clean garden…leaves and debris raked up and removed. This is also a good time to get your garden tilled.  It’s good for the garden and will help the soil to warm up faster.

Spice Up Your Container Gardens for Fall

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here (where did the summer go)! That just means that it’s time to freshen up your summer container gardens and get them ready for the new season. I know my containers at home are looking tired and are definitely ready for some rejuvenation.

Create the Perfect 4th of July Planter!

As the summer season comes barreling in, so does the most Patriotic time of the year. The Fourth of July brings about many friendly gatherings and cookouts which give us plant lovers a great excuse to spruce up our planting arrangements. Creating a decorative Patio Pot for the summer is a great way to go. It can function as the table center piece and easily move to continue to add color to your patio or deck. Mixing in red, white and blue flowers will brighten up containers and wow your guests with a patriotic punch of color.

Tips For a Thriving Vegetable Garden

I have always believed that a thriving & productive vegetable garden really starts during the previous fall when we put our gardens to bed. That includes cleaning all of the waste in your garden and being sure to pick up and or rake out any residual spoiled vegetables that are laying on the ground. Especially tomatoes…because tomato blights from rotten tomatoes left in the garden will winter over and infect your new plantings for the upcoming season.

Our Garden Center is OPEN for the Season!

  It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter and we are happy to announce the Garden Center is open for the season! While the snow was falling, Winterberry has been hard at work thinking of ways to make this season an unforgettable one, from ordering new plant varieties to creating exciting hands-on classes to growing pansies in our retail house. We are thrilled to share some of the excitement with you right now!

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2014 Landscape Design Trends

As we prepare to enter the 2014 Landscape Season, this year’s outdoor design trends have started to take shape, and some exciting developments have emerged.  In general, the trends fall into one of three categories: outdoor rooms, new technology, and environmental consciousness.

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