Small Shrub with Late Season Color Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a tiny, deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal. These look wonderful in a mixed border, a perennial bed or as part of a wildlife garden. You could also effectively use a few as container plants on your patio. Your Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a Proven Winners selection, and it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular choice. When many of your summer flowers have begun their decline, Petit Bleu Bluebeard will be ready to being its show. From late summer and into fall, this delicate, little shrub will be an asset to not only the ornamental appeal of your yard, but also to the butterflies and other pollinators seeking a late season treat. Clusters of petite, blue flowers amid tall stalks will rise up above the vibrant green of the glossy, mounded foliage. Even the foliage itself is of interest, and a light brush of your hand will release its aromatic appeal. Petit Bleu Bluebeard will grow to about 30-inches tall with a 24-inch spread. It has a compact, tight growth habit, and does best in loose, well-drained soils. Petit Bleu is drought-tolerant once established and deer resistant. It has no significant disease or insect issues to be concerned with. It will grow beautifully in its natural state, but doesn’t mind pruning if you’d like to take a hand in its shaping. Petit Bleu Bluebeard certainly gives a lot back for the small amount of space and time it requires. With Petit Bleu, you’ll get a great return on your investment! * Late season bloom * Aromatic foliage * Wildlife interest * Hardy.
A Unique Barberry with Outstanding Color The Sunjoy Gold Beret Barberry is a unique low mounding shrub, with outstanding color. It’s an excellent choice to place anywhere in your landscape that needs a bright shot of color. Your Sunjoy Gold Beret Barberry will provide multi seasonal color. It shows off its new red foliage in the spring, and then it turns a striking bright yellow-gold for the summer; sure to be an eye-catcher anywhere in the yard. In fall it will transform again to a brilliant orange-red. The Sunjoy Gold Beret Barberry is petite, perfect for tight spaces, as a border or in mass plantings. This would beautiful in front of an evergreen privacy screen. The bright yellow and red against dark emerald green would be a stunning contrast of color and texture. This low mounding shrub needs no maintenance. It is drought and pollutant tolerant which makes it a great choice in city homes that don’t have much room. It’s also deer resistant, and although it can withstand light shade you will see the very best show of color when planted in full sun. The Sunjoy Gold Beret Barberry is a small shrub that provides big drama. It can fit anywhere in your landscape and is sure to be an attention getter. * No maintenance* Deer resistant* Seasonal color.
Hardy Shrub with Edible Fruit Gooseberry is not a common fruit in America and that’s a shame. Fresh gooseberries are a real treat. They have a taste that can be sour grape-y, or like fresh apples or plums, or like tropical fruit, depending on when you harvest them. Among gooseberries, the Pixwell Gooseberry is a top performer. Pixwell is a handsome shrub from spring to fall all on its own, but it is made all the more valuable because it provides delectable edible fruit from July to September. Pick them green or be patient and wait while they change from red to plum colored. The longer you wait, the sweeter they become. Most often they are picked right between the green and red stages when they are nice and firm and then they are used for sweet/tart wine, pies and preserves. Your Pixwell Gooseberry will grow up to 6 feet tall in a sunny spot. Pixwell looks great planted in a group along a fence, or planted singly as a spotlight in your garden. It’s almost thornless, mildew resistant and easy to prune. It has a spring bloom of flowers that you probably won’t notice. However, bees and butterflies certainly will, making this plant a valuable asset to your yard’s wildlife in the spring as well as in the fall. Gooseberries have been prized for generations, and this variety will be an outstanding asset to your garden and kitchen pantry. The more plants you buy, the more fruit you’ll have! * Nutritious berries * Hardy * Beneficial to wildlife.
You’ve Never Seen Shinier Leaves! All That Glows Viburnum (Viburnum bracteatum ‘SMVDBL’ PPAF) is the sister to All That Glitters Viburnum. (Clever, huh?) You’ll need them both if you want this hardworking garden staple to perform to its full ability. When both are planted in your garden they act as pollinators for each other (thank you bees!) and what you get are two shrubs that produce masses of beautiful white flowers in the spring/early summer and loads of glossy blue berries in late summer. The birds can’t stay away! All That Glows has very glossy leaves that actually shine in the sun. It makes quite a handsome presence in the landscape. The large white flower clusters blanket the plant in early summer. This is followed by tons of shiny blue fruit that wild birds can’t get enough of. This is an easy-care plant that is smaller than most viburnums. It is well-suited for hedges, foundation plantings and screens. Use it as a backdrop for all your garden perennials. This is really a “plant-it-and-forget-it” easy-care shrub. It glows in full sun, but handles semi-shade without a problem. Replace some of your ageing shrubs and light up your landscape with a few plants of All That Glows Viburnum from Nature Hills. * Glossy leaves* Showy flowers* Bird-attracting berries.
Soft Pink Cloud Clematis Rubens, Clematis montana ‘Rubens’, is a Chinese species that produces masses of soft pink 2.5 flowers that look very attractive against the dark bronze-green foliage. It was awarded Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit! Clematis montana ‘Rubens’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow with a rich, porous, alkaline soil that has plenty of room for the roots to spread. It looks beautiful growing through large trees or conifers and can obtain a height over 10 feet! Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Prune only after flowering is completed by removing any weak or dead stems Clematis ‘Rubens’ is a reliable performer once established; it take a season or two to get going! The first Clematis to bloom each year, the Clematis ‘Rubens’ has a vanilla-like scent that is absolutely unforgettable! *Petite Soft Pink Flowers*Masses of Blooms*Dark Bronze Green Foliage .
Score big with this garden pink! No need for a slam tilt here! Devon Cottage Pinball Wizard Dianthus is a jackpot. This standout garden pink has all the right stuff for a garden flower – size, vigor, color and a spicy scent! Pinball Wizard starts blooming in the spring with masses of fancy white and hot pink striped flowers on top of gorgeous blue-silver foliage. The flowers are double, looking more like carnations than not. They bloom steadily all the way until fall on strong stems that are just begging to be cut. They have such a strong spicy clove scent, you’ll want to pick armloads to bring inside. These beauties attract butterflies, birds and bees and keep your garden humming with activity. Pinball Wizard is great in the border and bed and excels as a potted plant. Give it well-drained soil and keep it deadheaded and it will repeat bloom all summer for you! Super hardy, this particular variety overwinters well even up into zone 5! Devon Cottage Pinball Wizard Dianthus is a sure thing for your garden this year! Order now! * Striking stripes* Heavenly scent* Hardy and carefree once established * Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies* Great cut flower.
A Fast-Growing Tree with Ornamental Bark The Heritage Birch tree, Betula nigra ‘Cully’, is a fast-growing cultivar of River Birch tree. It would do well as a specimen planting for your yard, especially in low areas or along a pond or stream. The Heritage Birch tree is a type of River Birch that is faster-growing and has larger and shinier leaves than other River Birch. In fact, depending upon where you live, you may see it grow up to 30 inches a year! Its exceptional feature is the exfoliating bark that will create an unusual visual affect for your yard year round. Layers of brown and salmon peel from the trunk to reveal the creamy bark inside, creating a shaggy appearance that is sure to draw your eye from wherever you are in your yard. The Heritage Birch trees can grow to 60 feet in height with a 40 foot spread to its narrow, pyramidal form. You can grow it as a single or multi-stemmed tree. The foliage is a rough triangle shape that turns a pleasant yellow in the fall. It is disease and pest resistant, and many types of birds value it for nesting, seed and cover. Several butterfly species also value it as a larval food source, and it’s deer resistant. The Heritage Birch tree is a fast-growing, carefree, hardy tree that stops people in their tracks when they notice the unique exfoliated bark. It would be an excellent choice for your yard as a tree that has year-round interest. * Fast-Growing * Ornamental bark * Fall color.
The Sweet Potato Vine Margarita, ‘Ipomoea batatas’, a Proven Winners selection, has a trailing habit and traditional velvety, fan shaped leaves that are a bright chartreuse color. This ornamental plant provides color and interest like no other plant. They are grown for their distinctive foliage and vigorous growth habit. Margarita looks nice planted with darker foliaged plants. Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines can be used as an annual groundcover or in hanging baskets and pots. They grow best when provided with a high light location and relatively warm temperatures. For zones 10-11, this plant can also be a perennial..
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.
No Maintenance on Small Shrub The Potentilla Goldfinger is a gorgeous, compact shrub. Its brilliant golden yellow flowers are nearly two inches across. Its large, rich yellow blossoms bloom all summer, and are a beautiful against this shrubs fine textured foliage. Besides blooming into late fall, it is also deer resistant. It is widely regarded as one the best yellow-flowering potentilla cultivars. The Goldfingers’ compact, mounding form makes it a perfect choice as a border, low hedge or an accent piece in your garden. This shrub requires very little maintenance. It is best pruned in late winter to control its size and shape. If left to grow, it will mature to 3′ with a little wider spread. Goldfinger should only be grown in full sunlight. It is adaptable to moist or dry locations and preforms beautifully in urban conditions. * Large 2 Yellow Flowers* Deer Resistant* Prefers Full Sun.
Columnar Shrub That Provides Texture but Saves Space Fine Line Buckthorn is a deciduous shrub. Use one as a foundation planting, or several as a backdrop for your perennial bed. It also makes an excellent privacy screen. If you need a versatile shrub and have limited space requirements, then Fine Line Buckthorn is for you. This Proven Winner’s selection features fern-like foliage for a wispy appearance that will add texture to your landscape. It’s narrow, columnar growth makes it a valuable addition to any area where you’d like a vertical accent in a small area. Fine Line Buckthorn will grow 5-7 feet tall, but only 2 feet wide. It doesn’t self-seed, so isn’t weedy and also isn’t invasive (as some similar varieties are). The foliage turns yellow for fall, so some autumn interest is an added bonus. A truly versatile, deciduous shrub, Fine Line Buckthorn will easily find a home in one or more spots in your landscape this year. * Tight, columnar habit * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Good container plant * Drought tolerant (once established) * Wildlife interest * Urban tolerant * Non invasive * Proven Winner selection * Deer resistant.
Bushels of blooms from spring to fall Daylilies are named for the beautiful flowers they produce that last for only one day. Even though ‘Pardon Me’ Daylily flowers last only one day, it blooms new flowers almost EVERY DAY all season long! Once these diminutive but feisty plants are established in your garden, you will have fresh flowers constantly. The sparkling 3” cranberry-wine flowers with chartreuse green throats are eye-catching across the garden and command attention in the front of a sunny border. They make excellent bedding plants and good cut flowers. It is a class of daylilies called ‘reblooming’ that assures you will have color from mid-summer through to fall. Even when not in bloom the strappy, grass-like clumps of leaves look striking in the garden. Super easy to care for, you can really ‘plant-‘em-and-forget-‘em’. At least until you need to divide them up and share the wealth because they’ve grown so much. Pardon Me Daylily is a great perennial plant that will give you an excellent show all season – reblooming again and again. Don’t miss out on this lovely daylily in our own garden. * Fragrant 3 Cranberry Wine Flowers* Reblooms* Lightly scented.
White Plumes Over Bronze Foliage The Astilbe Chinensis Visions in White, ‘Astilbe Chinensis PPAF’, produces a mulitude of large, fragrant, soft, white, triangular flowers that float above bronze green foliage for weeks. The ‘Visions in White’ is a robust plant with linen white plumes that offer a striking contrast against the mound of glossy, dark bronze green, lacy foliage. These mid summer blooming beauties are also ideal for containers, and gardens on the edge of woodlands. For maximum color and impact, mass astilbe in groups in partly shaded gardens. They are heat tolerant and will bloom until late summer, attracting butterfiles and hummingbirds. Astilbe needs well drained, but moist and highly organic soil; humusy forest gardens are a perfect example of where these plants will thrive, but these will tolerant drier soils than other Astilbes. They are diease, deer and rabbit resistant. The bright clear fragrant flowers reflect dappled sunlight in gardens for a dazzling effect. Drifts of this ‘Visions in White’ Astilbe are stunning and add an elegantly refined display in the landscape! * Prolific Dense White Plumes* Blooms Mid Summer Through Fall* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies* Deer and Rabbit Resistant.
A Favorite of Wildlife and Year-Round Interest Canada Red Select Cherry is a lovely tree with decorative interest and versatile fruit. Plant one for a splash of color in a barren area of your yard or anywhere its colorful foliage, flowers and fruit can be enjoyed year-round. Your Canada Red Select Cherry is a remarkably beautiful tree with something to offer for every season of the year. In spring, its 6-inch long racemes of delicate, white flowers will dangle on the breeze, a lovely welcome to the new season. The fragrant flowers are a stand-out amid the vibrant foliage. Each oblong leaf features a delightfully, fine-toothed edge that begins life with a lively green but takes on a deep purple hue by summer. As autumn arrives, the foliage assumes additional tints of red/orange, a beautiful contrast against the smooth bark with its grey/brown coloring and shallow-fissured texture. As if these decorative features weren’t enough, Canada Red Select Cherry Tree will provide you with clusters of 1/3-inch, red “cherries” from July to October, and appear purple/black by fall. The thick skin conceals dark, thin flesh that is sour when eaten fresh, but delicious when made into such culinary delights as jelly and wine. Your Canada Red Select Cherry Tree is also prized by wildlife. Birds will eat the flesh, chipmunks will carry away the pits and many others are sure to visit for a tasty treat. Canada Red Select Cherry Tree will grow 25 feet tall with a 20 foot spread. It has a straight trunk and uniform top. Canada Red is adaptable to a variety of conditions and will even tolerate poor soils. It has an overall hardy nature that is a breeze to care for. The value of your Canada Red Select Cherry Tree cannot be denied. It not only offers decorative interest for every season, but even provides valuable fruit for wildlife and a culinary treat for your table every year. Try one today! * Colorful foliage* Fragrant spring flowers* Wildlife interest* Adaptable to a variety of conditions* Year round interest.
Enjoy Lavender-Pink Fragrant Flowers for Months! The Bloomerang Lilac is one of the most productive and consistent, re-blooming Lilacs. Most Lilacs range in color from pink to red-purple making the color of the Bloomerang quite unusual and very popular. Its first bloom period appears in mid May, a spectacular show of large, lavender-pink, fragrant clusters of flowers. These sweet scented flowers will cover the branches in the spring letting you know that spring has well and truly sprung. Your Bloomerang will take a short rest in June then begin to re-bloom in July and continues until the frost. While most Lilacs bloom for a few weeks in the spring, the Bloomerang will bloom for months! The blooms from summer to fall will be a darker purple than the spring blossoms. It’s like having two shrubs in one! Imagine fragrant lavender bouquets in your home for spring, and darker purple floral arrangements decorating your home in the fall. The Bloomerang has a compact, mounded shape that fits easily into any landscape. It would be perfect in smaller spaces, or as a low, divinely fragrant border. However, it’s also ideal as a foundation plant or in a container to add height and drama. Place it in a decorative container on the patio and enjoy months of blooms. The Lilac is a classic flowering shrub that has been a favorite for generations. Don’t say goodbye to the Lilacs after a few short weeks each year, plant the Bloomerang and enjoy its wonderful display and scent for months. * Fragrant* Long blooming* Compact* Attracts Butterflies* Deer Resistant * Fall Interest* Rebloomer .