Winterberry Hollies

Winterberry Hollies It is easy to spot winterberry hollies in winter because of the bright, colorful, often shiny and red berries clinging to the branches. The dark green leaves of autumn slowly change to a bright golden yellow. A couple of hard frosts and the leaves drop, at which point the berries become a sight to behold. Winterberry hollies, also

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Year of the Coreopsis

In the language of flowers, Coreopsis means “always cheerful,” and these delightful natives of the Americas live up to this designation in glorious fashion. Equally, at home in naturalized prairie settings or manicured landscapes, Coreopsis provide a lovely sunny presence wherever they make their home. Although typically seen in colors of yellow and gold, many species also contain red, bronze

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Year of the Calibrachoa

Few types of plants have seen the rise to stardom that the Calibrachoa has. From the first plants trickling into the US market during the late 1980’s, to the first of the Japanese breeding which arrived as Million Bells® in the early 1990’s, things have exploded. They were such beautiful plants but, at first, they were fairly hard to grow.

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Superbena® Violet Ice Verbena

Superbena are the most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn’t need to be trimmed

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3B Plants

Plant for Birds, Bees and Butterflies (3B) March feature: Rockin’™ Playin’ the Blues®  Salvia longispicata x farinacea Playin’ The Blues™ is a wonderful annual Salvia compact and richly colored it is easy and trouble free. It is sterile so it will not set seed and that means it will just bloom, and bloom and bloom all season without stopping. You

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Butterfly Bush

Ambrosia for butterflies, blooming shrub for the garden Can you guess which plant tops the list of “Best Plants for a Butterfly Garden”? Its name is a huge hint. Of course, Butterfly Bush Buddleia (also Buddleja) reigns Number One. This sun-loving shrub produces nectar-filled blooms that always seem to be the most popular among butterflies. If by chance there might

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