The Mockernut Hickory tree, Carya tomentosa, is also called a White Hickory, Whiteheart Hickory, Hognut and Bullnut.The gray bark of this tree is marked with branching ridges and deep furrows. The twigs are stout and reddish-brown to grayish-brown in color. Mockernut Hickory is so named because the nuts are large but with thick shells and very small kernels. The unusually small kernels from the nuts are sweet and edible. This tree grows well on rich, moist, well-drained soils of upland areas. Mockernut Hickory trees grow throughout most of the eastern United States and westward to eastern Texas. It is most common in the southern part of its range and grows very slowly.As with the Shagbark Hickory, the wood of this tree is hard, strong, tough and elastic, and is used in handles for tools and in athletic equipment.It is long lived, sometimes reaching the age of 500 years! This and the other hickories are very desirable both for forest and shade trees. * Edible nuts* Slow growing* Long lived .
The Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun Sunflower’, Heliopsis helianthiodes, is a great combination of large, orange-yellow flowers with dark green foliage.Blooming from July till frost, this Heliopsis grows to 4’ tall with a plant spread of 18-24”. This easy to grow perennial attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.‘Summer Sun Sunflower’ needs to be grown in full sun, but can tolerate some afternoon shade. It can be planted in average, well-drained soil, but do not allow it to dry out. A wonderful addition to island beds or in the back or borders or as cut flowers.‘Summer Sun Sunflower’ may be slow to appear in the spring, but the blooms persist long after other perennials have completed their show..
Large, Ornamental Bush with Fiery ColorChicago Fire is a variety of Burning Bush that is valued for its brilliant color. Use a few for a screen or hedge, or just one as an eye-catching accent plant.Your Chicago Fire Burning Bush will provide color to your yard that is so brilliant it’s sure to catch your eye from almost anywhere in your yard. Resplendent in vibrant green with mahogany tones in the summer, and displaying brilliant fiery foliage in the fall, Chicago Fire really knows how to put on a show.Even during the winter months your Chicago fire provides interest, its corky stems a stand-out amid other plantings. As an added bonus, red fruits appear in the fall and persist, opening to expose small, orange seeds that are quite ornamental in appearance. Chicago Fire is an adaptable, hardy shrub and grows to 10 feet tall with an 8 foot spread. It tolerates a wide range of soils (with the exception of wet, poorly-drained soil). City or urban environments are no problem either, and it performs well in various levels of sun or shade. Chicago Fire is a fast-growing shrub, so you won’t have to wait long for results. It maintains a natural, pleasing shape but can also withstand heavy pruning.Your Chicago Fire is certainly a Burning Bush with a lot to offer. With little or no attention from you, the addition of a Chicago Fire to your landscape ensures year-round interest and a fiery splash of color sure to dazzle your friends and neighbors.* Bright color* Hardy and adaptable.
The classic yellow daffodil! You know that you want a spring garden full of classic yellow daffodils – enough to fill your garden and your vases and to give away to friends, too – but you don’t want to spend the backbreaking work of planting all of those bulbs, one at a time. Now you don’t have to!New Bloom Pads are so easy that even a child could do it. Come fall planting time you just dig a hole about 6” deep. Make sure it is wide enough to put the Bloom Pad into it. Cover the Bloom Pad with dirt and give it a good watering. The next part is the hardest part – you have to wait until spring to enjoy the blooms!Grade A daffodil bulbs are professionally placed in the biodegradable Easy Bloom Pad (5 bulbs per pad) to ensure maximum growth. You can plant a lot more in a lot less time than planting individual bulbs. Imagine – the garden of your dreams in a fraction of the time!The top reasons you’ll love Dutch Master Daffodil Easy Bloom Pad:*This is the classic yellow spring daffodil – big and healthy*So easy to plant – no more backbreaking work*You can plant a container in one swoop*Plant twice as many in half the time*These will form colonies and come back with more flowers each yearDon’t put off your dream garden any longer. With Bloom Pads, a little effort this fall pays big dividends in the spring. With Bloom Pads it’s a cinch! .
Petite Hydrangea with Giant Blooms Color Fantasy is a mophead Hydrangea with huge flowers but a diminutive size that is perfect for smaller areas. It would be a spectacular addition to your yard as a border or foundation planting.Your Color Fantasy is just as its name implies—a fantasy of color for your yard. The large mophead flowers appear in clusters from May to June, their fantastic color an amazing shade of pink, red or purple depending upon your soil ph. Left on the plant, the flowers will certainly be a head-turner for your yard, but be sure to cut a few blooms to bring some of that summer splendor indoors as well. The shiny, dark green foliage is a magnificent backdrop for the showy flowers and creates an even more brilliant display when the leaves turn a reddish shade in late summer.Color fantasy is a deciduous shrub that reaches a height of about 3 feet with an equal spread. It has a mounded form that creates a lovely silhouette in any yard, even without its spectacular flowers. Color Fantasy is a terrific way to have the incredible features a Hydrangea has to offer even if you don’t have much space. Plant one today and begin enjoying the unique benefits this amazing Hydrangea has to offer.* Incredible flowers * Fall color * Small stature.
Ornamental Shrub with Gigantic FlowersThe Incrediball Hydrangea is a deciduous shrub prized for its enormous, long-lasting blooms. This Hydrangea would look magnificent along a walkway or by an entrance or patio where you won’t miss a moment of its summer majesty.Just as the name implies, the Incrediball bloom is an incredible ball of flowers! It’s hard to describe what it’s like to have flowers the size of basketballs in the yard, but that’s what you’ll have with the Incrediball Hydrangea.The Incrediball Hydrangea grows 5 feet tall with an equal spread. Its dark green leaves are a superior backdrop for the dramatic white flowers that grace its branches throughout the summer months. The stems are especially strong, holding your gigantic flower heads erect above the foliage.In early summer your Hydrangea will form creamy, light green flowers consisting of a multitude of tiny florets. You’ll have a front row seat to its gradual color transformation to a bright, pristine white.The effect of the gathered florets held upright on the sturdy stems is dazzling, especially when you consider that those flowers are nearly a foot in diameter! Later, as summer draws to a close, your enormous flowers will turn back to a subtle green.Your Incrediball Hydrangea is clearly a magnificent, one-of-a-kind plant that no yard should be without. It’s a hardy shrub that is tolerant of many conditions, and will require little care from you. The incredible flowers last for months indoors, so it’s even a great cut flower!* Massive Flowers* Very adaptable* Easy to grow .
Disease Resistant Rose with Outstanding BloomsThe Francis Meilland is a hybrid tea rose prized for its large blooms and disease resistance. Plant several in your rose garden, or in any sunny spot in your yard where you have a showcase for its impressive bloom. Your Francis Meilland has a statuesque form that is a perfect match for its extensive bloom and substantial bouquet. The color of the blooms is a subtle light shell pink that transitions to a whiter shade as it ages. The 5-inch, mid-season blossom is very full (40+ petals), and certainly a stunning vision amid the glossy, dark-green foliage. In fact, the exquisite bloom is the reason that the Francis Meilland is an award-winning plant.As if the appearance of your Francis Meilland isn’t impressive enough, the fragrance is also a head-turner. Anyone passing by will feel compelled to stop and sample your rose’s exquisite bouquet. The scent is very strong, with a fruity ambiance reminiscent of citrus. You can bring that same delicious scent indoors as the Francis Meilland makes a durable cut flower as well. Francis Meilland was named for the renowned breeder of the Peace rose. It’s certainly a special rose and a must-have for any rose gardener. The above average disease resistant nature of the plant makes it a terrific choice for even the novice gardener. Whether experienced or new to roses, the Francis Meilland is certainly a terrific choice for your garden today.* Award-Winning Rose* Outstanding Bloom* Disease Resistant.
A Classic Floribunda Favorite For It’s Color, Fragrance & HardinessThe Playboy rose has glossy green foliage, which offsets the large, orange-scarlet semi-double blooms which are faintly fragrant with an apple scent.This is a floribunda rose which gives it the multiblooming characteristics and the larger blossom size. Playboy roses bloom very profusely and are widely grown.The Playboy most endearing characteristic is the color shading. The mixture of orange and yellow is highlighted by the red hues of the petals. A golden yellow stamen sits in the middle of each blossom. The usual blossom size is about 3.5 inches across.The foliage is dark green and appears to be almost polished. The blossoms contrast nicely with the dark foliage!Rose gardeners love this plant for its show, hardiness, disease resistance, and shade tolerance.The Playboy has been performing at a high level for a long time. It was the New Zealand National Rose Trial Ground winner in 1985 and it was a Portland Gold Medal winner in 1989.The Playboy is an interesting addition to any rose garden.It is one of the showiest roses you can plant!* Sizzling Color!* Apple Scented Blooms* Disease Resistant* Cold Hardy.
The Blueray Blueberry, ‘Vaccinium ‘Blueray’, is a heavy producer of high quality large, powder-blue berries with outstanding dessert flavor. Pink tinged flowers are followed by edible, sweet, round, deep blue berries to 1/2 inch across.It is a midseason blueberry that ripens early August. The foliage turns a burgundy color in the fall. It is similar to the Bluecrop, but a bit sweeter.The blueberry grows best on sites where most other crops fail. They perform well on loose textured soils–mixtures of sand and peat are best. It prefers an organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.This deciduous shrub is dense with an upright, multiple-branched growth habit. The shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Plants appreciate a good organic mulch. Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting. Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop.Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Blueberries are a gourmet treat.
A Long-Lasting Blush for your GardenBlush Satin Rose of Sharon is an ornamental bush with exceptional decorative features. Plant one as a focal point in your perennial bed, or use as an ornamental hedge along an outbuilding. A few of these will dress up any area. You can even plant a few in patio pots to bring indoors later for winter enjoyment.The incredible thing about Rose of Sharon plants is the large, brightly- colored flowers that bloom mid-summer and into fall. It’s like having the vibrant, exotic blooms of the tropics without the fussy, fragile nature of many showy varieties…and Blush Satin is no exception. It’s sure to add a subtle and lovely “blush” to your garden, especially when your other plants are beginning to fade. The white flowers have a strong, pink blush that’s kissed with scarlet at the center. The yellow stamen is another accent that further makes each marvelous bloom a stand-out for your garden. It’s the type of shrub that asks for little, but gives a lot in return. It will even be a popular lure for your butterflies and hummingbirds with its large blooms.Blush Satin Rose of Sharon is a deciduous bush growing up to 12 feet tall with a 6 foot spread. It’s fast-growing, so you’ll see results quickly. It doesn’t mind pruning, tolerates a variety of soils, and is pollution tolerant. Even your deer will tend to pass it by. It’s a very easy shrub to care for, with a lovely upright shape that can be altered to fit your needs.For magnificent flowers on a hardy, long-blooming shrub, you can’t go wrong with a Blush Satin Rose of Sharon.* Long-blooming, impressive flowers * Wildlife interest * Easy to grow.
Reblooms Like No Other!Weigela is a lovely old fashioned plant that you’ve seen in woodland plantings and your grandmothers garden. But Sonic Bloom Pearl Weigela (Sonic Bloom® Pearl Weigela florida ‘Bokrasopea’ USPP 24,585) isn’t your grandma’s weigela!This new Proven Winners Sonic Bloom series is a super exciting breakthrough in Weigela breeding. The Sonic Bloom series has the strongest reblooming that we’ve ever seen in Weigela.In May tons of flowers burst all over the plant, up and down the length of the branches. After that initial burst, this powerhouse keeps on reblooming in massive waves all the way until a killing frost. You won’t need to prune this self-sufficient beauty to get rebloom like you do on many old garden plants. Sonic Bloom Pearl just keeps on giving without any attention needed…except for the attention it commands because of its beauty!Sonic Bloom Pearl flowers open a pure white with a yellow throat. They then change to a soft pink. This gives you multiple colored flowers all over the same plant. The bright green foliage really makes the flowers shine, too.Trade up to Sonic Bloom Pearl Weigela and enjoy the prolific flowers through three seasons.* Heavy rebloom* Showy flowers* Easy-care.
One of the Largest, Juiciest Sweet CherriesThe Lapins Cherry is a cross between the Van and Stella Cherry. It is one of the largest and juiciest of the sweet cherries and provides multi seasonal interest.In April, your Lapins Cherry will be smothered in brilliant white blossoms followed by an abundance of sweet, large, dark red to purple fruit with light red flesh in July. Lapins Cherries are self-fruitful and do not require a pollinator to set fruit in most regions. They are considered the number one pollinator for the Bing in most areas. A great universal pollinator it is the perfect selection for those who need a pollinator for an existing unknown cherry. The fruit are 1′ across (each!) and resist splitting due to its’ flexible skin. The flavor is divine, incredibly juicy and sweet. The Lapins fruit is firm and so big that one cherry is a mouthful. They are delicious right off the tree and wonderful for baking.Finally, in the fall your Lapins Cherry tree will delight yet again with beautiful autumn color. The green leaves will turn orange, red and yellow. The Lapins Cherry is hardy to -20 degrees, and prefer full sun and a soil that holds moisture without becoming soggy. Lapins Cherry grows to 20′ but will be held to any height with pruning.* Self-fruitful* Large Sweet Dark Red to Purple Fruit* Split resistant* Mid Season Maturity.
Rare Golden Everbearing RaspberryFall Gold Raspberry is an everbearing raspberry bush with delicious, gold-colored fruit. Plant several along a fence row, or just a few near a patio where you can enjoy them right from your lounge chair. Can you imagine anything more delicious than fresh raspberries right off your own bush, and not just once a season—but twice! These Fall Gold raspberries are just as sweet as the red varieties yet also have the conversation-starting feature of an exotic, golden hue (a rare color in a raspberry bush’s fruit). The flavor of your Fall Gold is a perfect balance of sweet and acid, with a juicy nature and subtle, fruity fragrance. If you’re a berry-lover, than you won’t want to miss out on this extraordinary raspberry! Fall Gold Raspberries are excellent fresh off of the plant, or used in canning or preserves. Raspberries are rich source of not only antioxidants, but also vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. You’ll want to eat these for both taste and health!Fall Gold Raspberry is an upright, thorny shrub growing to about 36-inches in height. It’s considered “everbearing” because it produces two crops on each biennial cane, unless pruned otherwise. Fall Gold produces a fall crop on the top 1/3 of the canes and a second crop the following spring on the bottom 2/3 of the canes. It’s an extremely hardy plant, and cold tolerant of temperatures to 25 degrees below zero.If you love raspberries, then you can’t go wrong with Fall Gold. Hardy, healthy and unique, Fall Gold will certainly be a pleasure to have in your yard this year!* Excellent berries of unusual color * Hardy * Wildlife interest.
Simple spring to autumn color!It is great when a busy gardener finds a plant that really doesn’t need any fussing over to look its best. Ginger Wine Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) provides the busy gardener with spring to autumn color and you don’t have to lift a finger!Ginger Wine takes the already pretty color palette of the native ninebark family and expands on it. In spring the first flush of leaves comes out sunny orange. As the summer approaches the foliage matures to a lush burgundy. In late spring clusters of white flowers cover the plant and age through the season to sparkling red seed heads that the birds love. As the fall approaches the leaves deepen to purple-red before they drop for the winter exposing the attractive peeling bark that ninebarks are known for.This plant is naturally graceful and arching and doesn’t need deadheading or pruning. It maintains its lovely form year after year without any work needed by you!You’ll want to give this native a sunny spot for best color and plenty of room to stretch out its roots and it will grow to a full 6’ tall in a couple of seasons.Let Ginger Wine make it look like you spend hours tending the garden (without spending hours actually doing it). Order yours today!* 4 seasons of interest* Easy, low-maintenance native* No pruning* No deadheading.
Compact and BlueThe Ornamental Grass ‘Elijah’ Blue’, ‘Festuca glauca’, also know as Blue Fescue, is a wonderful ornamental grass that should not be passed by. With its bluish gray foliage, the plumes appear overwhelming from June to July. ‘Elijah Blue’ has a plant height of 12″ and spread of 12-24″. This grass prefers full sun, but will tolerate morning shade. For best results, comb through the plant in winter to remove dead foliage.Combined with blue and purple flowers, such as Salvia and Veronica, it adds color and contrast to any perennial garden.Keep well watered in hot summer months, especially when becoming established.* Blue Grey Foliage* Compact* Full Sun to Part Shade.