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 .
Intensely Fragrant Rich Purple Blooms The Agincourt Beauty Lilac is a stunning spring blooming Lilac with highly fragrant flowers. It is considered one of the best purple Lilacs available. Your Agincourt Beauty will awaken in early spring with the arrival of its traditional, bluish green, heart shaped leaves. Soon after the Agincourt Beautys leaves appear it will be covered in gorgeous blooms. The Agincourt Beauty Lilac has impressive clusters of deep, rich, purple flowers that emerge from distinctive dark purple buds. The blossoms are single, and each floret is very large. In fact, it has the largest florets of all the Lilacs. The Agincourts exceptional scent and bundles of grand florets make it a perfect choice as a cut flower. It would also be lovely as an informal hedge or screen. Plant a couple around a patio to enjoy the hummingbirds and butterflies their sweet scent will attract. Add the Agincourt Beauty Lilac to your landscape and enjoy the unparalleled beauty and fragrance that has made the Lilac a favorite for generations. * Highly Fragrant * Low maintenance * Deer resistant.
Small olives with BIG flavor! Big is not necessarily better when it comes to Arbosana Olives (Olea europaea ‘Arbosana’). The olives on Arbosona olive trees are smaller sized olives than you’ll find on other olive trees, but they grow in very large clusters. (This means that pound for pound you’ll be pretty even with trees producing bigger fruit.) But don’t let the size of the olives fool you. The highly fragrant fruit is filled with a very intense and impressive flavor that aficionados say has hints of almond and tomato, which sounds like a great appetizer to us! The Arbosona olive trees come from Spain, and today Arbosana is one of the top producers of olive oil in California. If you live in an olive-tree-loving climate (a little chill, a little dry heat, a little fog), you will be thrilled with Arbosana because we hear that you can often begin harvesting your own olives only two years after planting! Arbosona consistently yields the highest quality of fresh eating olives and extra virgin olive oil available to home gardeners. Nothing beats fresh from the garden and Arbosana will provide you and your family with healthful olives and olive oil straight from your own yard. * Big harvests * Very flavorful olives * Easy care * Handles cold better than other olive trees.
Silvery Blue Wave Loves Salt The Juniper Hughes is silver blue, low growing and wide spreading. It’s a top notch evergreen, perfect as an accent or groundcover. The color of the Juniper Hughes is stunning, the uses are endless and the benefits are abundant. The Juniper Hughes has silvery-blue foliage most of the year, adding low lying light to your garden beds. In the fall and winter it will delight as it takes on a slight purple cast. With a mature height of 15 inches and a spread of 6′-8′, its graceful branches would be beautiful cascading over rocks or walls. The Juniper Hughes would also be lovely as groundcover, foundation planting or as a border. Its ground hugging growth pattern is perfect for hard to plant slopes. Planted along retaining walls or curbs it adds year round coverage, texture and color. Don’t let the Juniper Hughes size fool you though, it is one fierce shrub. Adaptable to snow and frost as well as excessive heat, it thrives in rocky or sandy soil and is highly tolerant of urban pollution. Even the deer will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Plant the extremely adaptable and hardy Juniper Hughes and enjoy year round color in your landscape. * Silver Blue Foliage* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, Snow, Frost, Salt, Sandy Soil.
Shade lover with rose-like blooms Impatiens Rockapulco White, Impatiens walleriana ‘Rockapulco® White’, displays miniature rose-like white blooms that perform great in shady locations. Rockapulco Impatiens are a must for pots and garden beds with filtered sun. Blooms all summer long. Impatiens provides brilliant color in the shade where few other flowers thrive. Unlike most flowers, you never need to trim off spent blooms to tidy up the plant and promote longer flowering because Rockapulco requires no deadheading. As long as you give them plenty of water, Rockapulco impatiens will bloom magnificently. They look great in hanging baskets or patio containers. Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds! This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Shade loving* Re-blooming for months* Easy to grow .
Sweet as Sugar Celeste Fig (Ficus carica ‘Celestial’) is one of the most widely planted fig trees in America and with good reason. This fig tree produces such sweet and delicious fruit that it often goes by its nickname – Sugar Fig. The fruit is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar and has a rich, buttery smooth flavor and texture. You can eat it fresh all day, but know that it dries beautifully, too. Not only is it delicious but it is beautiful to boot. The deep green fig leaves are easy on the eyes all summer and the fruit is violet colored on the outside with rose-colored flesh inside. This is a ‘closed-eye’ variety, which means the little eye on the bottom of the fruit stays tight resisting pests, splitting and souring. Hardy to zone 6, this is a great fruit tree for the Deep South. It needs some winter protection in colder zones. This self-pollinating tree ripens in July just in time for sweet summer picnics. It doesn’t need a lot of pruning. It is pest and disease resistant. It even does well in containers! This is one of the easiest fruit trees that you can grow. Give it full sun and plenty of summer water in well-drained soil and you will be harvesting these juicy fruits for years to come. Order yours from us today! * Super sweet fruit in July * Great for the south * Disease resistant.
Ornamental Shrub with Tasty Fall Harvest American Cranberrybush is a deciduous shrub that (although not related to the true cranberry commercially grown for food), provides both ornamental interest and an edible harvest. Choose one as a specimen plant or use several as they’re also effective in small masses and borders. Your American Cranberrybush (also known as Highbush Cranberry), has a lot to offer. Round, flat flowerheads (consisting of tiny, white florets), will adorn your Cranberrybush in spring. What a delightful herald to the upcoming summer season! The flowers later give way to clusters of red berries that decoratively dangle from the bush in autumn. The lobed, dark green leaves are reminiscent of maple leaves, and contribute to the American Cranberrybush’s full, vibrant appearance. A purplish-red transition of the leaves for fall completes this remarkable shrub’s list of sterling attributes. American Cranberrybush has a spreading nature with dense foliage and a rounded habit. It will grow to 12 feet in height with an equal spread and has no significant disease or insect issues. The berries are edible directly from the bush and often used in jams and jellies. They are also a particular draw for your yard’s birds, as the berries tend to cling to the bush through the winter months. American Cranberrybush prefers well-drained soils with more moisture than is average, but is a relatively hardy shrub overall. It will do well in both full sun or shade and adapts well to occasional pruning. Overall, American Cranberrybush is an exceptional choice for a hardy shrub that presents ornamental interest, as well as providing a tasty fall treat for both yourself and your feathered friends. * Spring flowers and fall color* Edible harvest* Wildlife interest* Hardy.
Sweet & Juicy Figs From a Dwarf Tree The Black Jack Fig (Ficus carica ‘Black Jack’) is a large, elongated purplish fruit with beautiful strawberry red flesh. It is a heavy producer with especially sweet, juicy fruit. The Black Jack Fig is a dwarf tree which maintains a natural height of 6 to 8 feet, which makes it perfect for containers or small garden spaces. Grow it anywhere!Now you can create a unique and exotic focal point for any patio or deck. Its naturally small size makes it perfect in a yard where space is limited. In colder climates, bring the container indoors during winter. This self fruiting tree simply needs a spot with full sun. This will insure the healthiest growth and biggest production of amazingly sweet figs. The fruit of the Black Jack Fig starts green and turns a deep, rich purple right before it ripens. You will be harvesting its large, sweet, juicy fruit from June all the way through September. You will be amazed how great they taste eating them fresh off the tree. They’re also perfect dried or made into preserves so you can enjoy the fresh taste of figs year round. Highest Quality – Buy In Confidence!We take pride in delivering you the highest quality trees. Our family of fig tree growers has been in business since 1938. This means you get superior trees that have been grown and selected from almost 75 years of experience. The Black Jack Fig is a wonderful addition to any yard, patio or balcony. Hardiness Zones: Zones 7 to 10 outdoors year roundZones 4 to 7 patio plants/ indoors in winter * Sweet Huge Fruit* Dwarf Tree* Heavy Producer.
Intense Pink Flowers on an Easy to Grow, Drought Tolerant Shrub The Quince, Double Take Pink Storm, ‘Chaenomeles ‘Pink Storm’, produces a spectacular early spring display. Their large flowers with intense pink color will make you look twice or do the “Double Take.” This plant is excellent for hedging, mass planting and cut flower gardens. Double Take would be spectacular as an early season specimen for the mixed border. The ‘Pink Storm’ is easy to care for and they do not produce thorns or fruit. Once this plant is established, it is very drought tolerant. It will mature to 3′-4′ with an equal spread. It may be pruned to any size. The Double Take Pink Storm is deer resistant. It is heat and drought tolerant and makes a beautiful landscape plant. It will do well in full sun to part shade. Double Take blooms on old wood so do not prune before the spring flowers are spent. For consistent blooms of high quality, and an abundance of striking color for your landscape, you can’t go wrong with the Double Take Pink Storm. * Intense Pink Flowers in Early Spring* No Thorns or Fruit* Loves Sun & Heat* Drought Tolerant.