Ornamental Tree with Delicious, Healthy Fruit Hass Avocado is a tree that produces outstanding fruit, and a pleasing appearance in the landscape. Plant one as a specimen tree, or several for a small orchard to provide appetizing Avocados for your kitchen table. Your Hass Avocado Tree is prized for its extraordinary fruit. The green-skinned, oval fruits have a pebbly texture, presenting a pleasing appearance against the lush, glossy foliage. As the fruits ripen, they transition to a dark purple/black hue that is a sharp contrast to the light green fruit within. Creamy with a slightly nutty flavor, the Hass Avocado Tree will certainly delight your taste buds and be a delicious addition to the variety of dishes you may choose to serve it with. Worldwide, Hass is the most popular commercially-grown Avocado. Its durability in transport and reliable shelf life, make it a popular choice among growers and customers alike. The Hass Avocado Tree can produce fruit year-round and is a self-pollinator, so you can just have one if you like. However, once you’ve had one you’re sure to want more. The Hass is even cold-hardy but can also be grown indoors where the winters are too harsh. It will grow 15-20 feet tall, but with careful pruning can maintain a smaller stature if preferred. Hass Avocado Tree is one of those landscape trees that is not only beautiful but bountiful in its harvest. It is sure to brighten your yard with its ornamental appeal while also providing you with delicious, healthy fruit. * Outstanding fruit * Lovely tree* Somewhat cold hardy.
An “Easy” Rose that Out-Performs Many Fussy Ones Oso Happy ‘Candy Oh!’ rose is a mouthful of a name, but oh, what a rose! One of the easiest roses you can grow, ‘Candy Oh!’ will fill your garden with carefree flowers all season long. This sweet landscape rose reblooms all summer into fall. It is covered in large sprays of candy-apple red flowers. They are singles and look like wild roses. This landscape rose has a dense, mounded habit and it is very low maintenance. Are you used to deadheading and carefully pruning your prize roses? You don’t even need to touch ‘Candy Oh!’. It reblooms without deadheading or pruning every year! Cold hardy and disease resistant, this is a perfect choice for adding color to perennial borders or foundation plantings. Try ‘Candy Oh!’ in a mass planting and stop traffic! What could be better than a rose bush that’s continuously awash in color without the need for any special care? Happy ‘Candy Oh!’ is a rose you can plant and forget—but you’re sure to notice it every day as it fills your yard with colorful blooms. * Outstanding, long-blooming roses* Hardy* Disease resistant.
Attracts Butterflies but Not Deer or Rabbits The Yarrow Sunny Seduction, Achillea ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF, is part of the Seduction series. This line is known for sturdy, compact growth, long bloom periods, and interesting flowers. ‘Sunny Seduction’ PPAF produces large sunny yellow flower heads that stand out in your garden. It is a prolific bloomer from June-August. The Achillea are a great choice for mass planting and are drought tolerant. Yarrow can tolerate poor soil conditions, but does best in lean, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. They can be adaptable to almost any soil with adequate drainage. Remove faded flowers to encourage more growth and divide every 3-4 years. Deadheading enhances appearance and encourages rebloom. Allow them to dry between waterings. Yarrow should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot humid summers. For an attraction to butterflies, deer and rabbit resistant, one can’t go wrong with this plant! * Sturdy plant* Prolific bloomer* Drought tolerant.
Decorative Holly with Winter Interest The Castle Spire Holly is an evergreen Holly. It works well as a hedge or foundation plant. It’s also a lovely specimen planting for a front or side yard. Your Castle Spire is a variety of blue holly that is compact and pyramidal in form. It was developed with improved branching and an even more lustrous, classic holly leaf. It’s charming year-round, but really shines in the winter months. Imagine a 10 foot tall narrow holly, its blue-green, glossy foliage dusted with ivory snowflakes and adorned with brilliant scarlet berries. You can almost see a red Cardinal or Blue Jay sitting among its branches just like in a Christmas card. It’s a stunning display to be sure! The Castle Spire Holly prefers to avoid winter winds so it would love to be nestled close to your home or other evergreens. It’s deer resistant so you don’t have to worry about them coming around for a quick nibble, and it can tolerate both sun and shade. You don’t have to prune it, but you’ll certainly want to when the holidays roll around. The foliage makes outstanding decorations for the holiday season. It’s long-lived, commonly thriving for 40 years or more, and fills out nicely all the way to ground level, so you won’t have to consider planting facer plants around it. The Castle Spire Holly is a superior plant for your landscape. It’s lovely year-round but spectacular in the winter months, care free and the birds love it. You can’t go wrong with a Castle Spire Holly. *Decorative Foliage Year-Round*Wildlife Appeal*Deer Resistant .
Landscaping For Privacy: Innovative Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Peaceful Retreat, by Marty Wingate, is packed full of ideas for drowning out the unwanted sounds and sights that often come with living in an urban environment. The author povides many great examples of situations that were improved using his landscaping techniques. Learn how to create proper living buffers, screens, and barriers that will keep the outside world out of sight and out of mind. This full guide to landscaping for privacy offers simple strategies, plant lists, and photographs that will help you achieve your privacy goals with ease. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-123-8Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Blue Blooms in Late Summer The Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Arthur J. Simmonds’, is perhaps the hardiest of bluebeards! It displays powdery light blue flowers that are produced in late summer when few other shrubs bloom. It matures to 1′-2′ with a spread of 2′-3′ in full sun. This wonderful specimen is also often referred to as a Blue Mist Spirea. It makes a shapely rounded bush, and its light colored lance-shaped leaves visually blur with the blue of the flowers. Before flowering, Arthur J. Simmonds makes a fine foliaged, formal shape that combines well with golden grasses. This is a relatively small shrub that will die back to the ground during the winter. It is suggested that this bluebeard be cut back to the ground to enhance production of new wood on which the flowers will be borne. * Fall Bloom!* Blue Blooms Late in Summer* Compact Plant* Full Sun.
Tread lightly through the garden, unless you are treading on these tough but beautiful Round Rose Garden Steps. These stepping stones will heighten your garden’s beauty and eleganceâand make it easy to get to where you want to go. Hand crafted in America of solid cast-stone (concrete), made with integrated coloring and sealed for outdoor use. Set of 3. Each step is 12 inches in diameter and a full 1 inch thick. Donât be afraid to step on these babies! Color: Old Stone. (Also see the other designs in our Garden Steps series.).
Small Shrub with a Huge Punch of Color Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a deciduous ornamental shrub with outstanding color. These would look terrific in your landscape border or perhaps in a Japanese-themed garden. Plant Crimson Pygmy against the golds, yellows and deep greens of your landscape for stark contrast, or use as a companion to anything in the pink/rose spectrum. Your Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a must-have for your yard. It’s tiny enough to fit in just about anywhere and offers a lot of interest for its small stature and hardy nature. A veritable rainbow of color, Crimson Pygmy presents red-brown stems supporting petite, yellowed-hued blossoms in spring. Purplish-red foliage fills out the shrub throughout the season, adding a sprinkling of bright red berries for fall, a popular attraction for your feathered friends. Crimson Pygmy maintains a compact, rounded form and true color consistently from spring until frost for a lovely plant to grace your yard. Your Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a small shrub but packs huge color into any landscape. It’s naturally small in stature at about two feet tall with a 3 foot spread. It has all of the characteristics you’ll love in a landscape shrub. Crimson Pygmy is resistant to disease, urban conditions, deer and insects, and perhaps best of all, doesn’t require pruning. However, if you want to treat it as a topiary or downsize it, it’s perfectly amenable to being shaped to please. Crimson Pygmy prefers full sun, and after its root system is established, it will only need watering during periods of drought. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind small shrub that’s sure to draw attention with its punch of color, than the Crimson Pygmy Barberry is the shrub for you! * Colorful Foliage, flowers and berries* Compact Size* Hardy* Wildlife interest.
Firey Red Nectarine The Flavortop Nectarine produces large, firm freestone fruit with fiery red skin and flavorful, juicy yellow flesh. With a mature height of 15-25 feet the Flavortop Nectarine will benefit from yearly pruning and is considered the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home garden planting. The Flavortop Nectarine will welcome spring with clouds of soft pink colored blooms followed by abundant red, smooth, shiny, fruit in mid summer. ‘Flavortop’ is suited for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, lower Midwest and West. The Flavortop Nectarine is delicious fresh off the tree but it is also perfect for desserts and preserves. Imagine serving creamy nectarine smoothies to family and friends in the summer. Yum, it’s like summer in a glass. With a large harvest you can be a hero in the winter too. Fill your house with the scent of a fresh nectarine cobbler baking for your family. The Flavortop Nectarine is a showy tree that would be a great addition to any yard. A guaranteed cure for the winter blues! * Large, Juicy, Red Fruit* Suitable for Southern States* Freestone and Self Pollinating .
Blazing Red Blooms in an Ornamental Tree Form Azaleas are foundation planting stars. These plants are evergreen, shade loving and covered in spring blooms – how can you improve on that? How about elevating that beauty and function to eye level with this wonderful tree form of a brand new azalea from Encore– Autumn Bravo! The evergreen foliage of Autumn Bravo is a deep lustrous green that turns a saturated purple bronze in winter. When the flowers bust out in the spring – and boy do they bust out! – their blazing red color really pops against the dark green spring leaves. This is one of the deepest, truest reds available in azaleas and really shines next to its pink and lavender brethren. Try planting Autumn Bravo with other shade lovers like heuchera and veronica or pair it in a sunnier spot with Everest Carex for a grassy, evergreen touch. Autumn Fire looks great with so many other perennials and its dwarf habit means that it won’t overtake your garden skyline. Use it in large tubs to flank a doorway, light it at night as a show stopping specimen tree or plant a row along a walkway. Pull out some of your old, tired shrubs and spruce up your landscape with this hot new red azalea from Encore and Nature Hills. * Evergreen * Bright red flowers * Hardy.
An Apple Big Enough to Make a Pie? The distinguishing feature of this superior apple is its size. Its 5-inch diameter, and weight of up to a pound, will create quite a sight on your tree–and be even more impressive on your plate. In fact, people often say that you can make a pie with just one apple! Wolf River is also a beautiful apple, with a stunning, magenta blush against its yellow/green background and creamy white flesh. It has a sweet/tart flavor and holds its shape well with cooking. Wolf River is beloved for its use as a cooking apple, so you can use it in a variety of culinary delights. Your Wolf River apple tree will reach heights of 12-15 feet. It’s a productive tree that will provide its luscious harvest in late September/early October. Wolf River has a spreading growth habit, but is considered quite sturdy as well as hardy and long-lived. If you enjoy apples, Wolf River is a great choice. Not only is it an excellent apple for eating and cooking, but it’s also a bit of a conversation piece. Friends and neighbors are sure to be impressed with the size of these apples, so they’re not only useful, but fun as well. * Large apples * Cold hardy * Disease resistant * Adaptable to a variety of soils.
Drought Tolerant Colorful Groundcover The Gro-Low Sumac, Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’, is a selection of Fragrant Sumac grown for its very low, wide-spreading habit. This low-growing, spreading perennial plant is a woody ground cover. On female plants, Gro-Low produces clusters of hairy red fruit in late summer and early autumn. Autumn color varies from orange and scarlet to a stunning reddish purple. The foliage is dense, glossy, and aromatic and is great for mass planting and bank control. Xeriscape plant. This fragrant sumac performs best in a moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. It thrives in acid soils, but tolerates alkaline soils too. Gro-Low prefers full sun but tolerates light shade; full sun is preferable to obtain best autumn color. The outstanding foliage in autumn is appreciated in many ornamental gardens. This sumac would look great as a central focus in your front yard! * Orange Scarlet Foliage in Autumn* 3′ High Woody Groundcover* Drought Tolerant.
Put This Christmas Tree On Your Wish List You couldn’t ask Santa for a better evergreen. The Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Glauca’, grows into the classic Christmas tree shape – no pruning required! They grow impressively tall (30 – 60 feet) but they have a small footprint, only growing 10 – 20 feet wide. What really makes the Clorado Blue Spruce tree stand out of the crowd of other evergreens is the beautifully different color. It’s greenish. It’s blueish. It’s silvery. It shines next to dark greens and makes the autumn reds, yellows and oranges around it pop. It is just as striking in the winter as it is in the summer – maybe more so, since it sparkles covered in snow or next to brown, bare branches. The Colorado Blue Spruce makes an excellent specimen tree, truly standing out in your landscape. It also makes a formidable privacy screen or wind break if several are planted in a row. Your Colorado Blue Spruce is an impressive tree. It is cold hardy and low maintenance, requiring little more than planting it and watching it grow. It is drought tolerant and unattractive to deer. Birds and bunnies love the shelter it provides, but you don’t have to worry about them nibbling on it. As an added benefit, this tree grows perfectly shaped pinecones that make great craft projects and are attractive to wildlife. If you’d like an impressive evergreen tree with a vibrant color that requires little care, the Colorado Blue Spruce is the tree for you. Order yours early as these spectacular landscape trees are in high demand. * No Pruning Required!* Foliage Color * Cold Hardy * Wildlife Interest.
Months of Blooms on a Groundcover Rose The Rose, Sweet Drift® PPAF, ‘Rosa sp. ‘Meisweetdom’, produces clusters of delicate, clear-pink flowers that bloom profusely from spring until the first frost. The Sweet Drift is a bushy groundcover rose reaching 2-3 feet tall. It is drought tolerant and disease resistant. Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. From the ground-cover roses they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature. Use this rose as a ground cover, mass planting, as a border, or as a container plant. * Blooms spring through fall* Drought tolerant* Makes a unique groundcover .
Cold-Hardy Fig with Delicious Fruit Brown Turkey Fig is a cold-hardy variety of fig tree with a delectable harvest. Grow one in a sunny corner or as a background planting for a seasonal bed. You can also easily grow one in a container on your front porch. However you use the Brown Turkey, it’s sure to be an enjoyable choice for your home! Your Brown Turkey Fig is most valued for its delicious harvest. Ready for picking in late summer/early fall, the fruit is medium to large, with a reddish-brown skin highlighted with a purple hue. The pulp is reddish-pink and of wonderful quality. Those who prize Brown Turkey figs praise the milder flavor and subtle sweetness that works well in many dishes. The fruit is even outstanding for home preserves. Even without its fruit production, Brown Turkey Fig presents a lovely appearance for your landscape. Its light green leaves fill out the grey branches well, and its moderate growth rate endures that you won’t have to wait long for your Brown Turkey to reach maturity. Brown Turkey Fig will grow 15-25 feet in height with an equal spread. It doesn’t mind if you prune it, and will easily adapt to a multi-stemmed shrub appearance if you prefer. Brown Turkey doesn’t need a pollinator, so you can start out with just one if you like. It’s widely adaptable to soil conditions so there’s no need to fuss over it. Deer tend to pass the Brown Turkey by, but birds will appreciate sharing some of the fruit, and are good about cleaning up whatever you pass over. The Brown Turkey Fig is a terrific choice in a fig tree that is cold-hardy, lovely to look at and provides delicious fruit every year. Why not try one today! * Sumptuous fruit * Cold-hardy * Wildlife interest * Loves the sun.