Carefree Natural Privacy Screen Black Hills Spruce, Picea glauca ‘Densata’, is an ornamental evergreen conifer. These would be ideal for use as windbreaks, privacy screens and accent plantings in your yard. Your Black Hills Spruce tree is noted for its vibrant, dark green foliage and attractive, conical form. The density of its foliage will be a welcome addition to your landscape in those places where a little natural privacy is needed. Its dark green tone will augment lend some life to your dull, winter landscape. Unlike some evergreens, your Black Hills Spruce tree won’t prove difficult when it comes time to mow lawn near it or perform other routine lawn work. The needles are short and soft to the touch rather than abrasive. A truly cold-adapted tree, the Black Hills Spruce is resistant to winter injury and performs well regardless of many harsh winter conditions. It prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but will also thrive in dry, well-drained locations. You won’t have to fuss over it to enjoy a pleasing shape as it requires little or no pruning. Deer will even leave it alone, so no need to bother with pest control or similar concerns. Black Hills Spruce can reach a height of six feet within nine years and is very long-lived. In fact, some Black Hills Spruce have lived 150 to 350 years! Planting one today is not only a terrific choice for a high quality landscape planting, but also an investment in the future. * Evergreen, natural conical shape * Long-lived* Low maintenance .
Royal Purple and Silver Clematis ‘The President’ is a very popular cultivar with rich, purple-blue flowers; a very striking color! The large 7 flowers have a somewhat cupped shape with silvery undersides and striking dark red anthers. It reblooms in late summer to early fall. Clematis ‘The President’ 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. Best performance for the Clematis ‘The President’ is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, but will thrive and bloom in shade. Apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Very reliable performers once established; they take a season or two. Plant this hardy, compact and free-flowering clematis for a burst of color in early fall; especially noticed while other plants begin to lose their luster! * Huge 7 Purple-Blue Flowers with Silvery Underside* Rebloomer* Compact Grower.
The 50 Mile Bouquet, by Debra Prinzing and David E. Perry, takes a look at the organic practices behind flower growing, gathering, and designing. Find out what, and who, it takes in order to provide you with your gorgeuos flower bouquet. ISBN-13: 978-0-9832726-4-9Cover Type: HardcoverPage Count: 144 pages.
Heavy Bloomer Attracts Hummingbirds Weigela Ghost, Weigela florida ‘Carlton’, features deer resistant foliage that is almost supernatural! The remarkable lemon-yellow foliage magically turns to a ghostly, iridescent butter yellow as the summer progresses. The striking blood-red flowers appear in spring and are preceded by equally impressive buds that are almost black-red in color. ‘Ghost’ sporadically reblooms during the summer into fall. A light pruning will encourage repeat flowering. Weigela Ghost™ is easy to grow and makes an excellent specimen plant in the landscape. The only thing this freaky plant will scare is the deer! It grows best in full sun to partial sun and prefers well-drained soil. Easy to grow and very heavy-blooming, this shrub deserves a prominent position in your landscape. Hummingbirds are attracted to the intense color and sweet nectar. * Heavy bloomer* Intense color* Excellent specimen* Deer Resistant .
Cold-Hardy, Early Apples Yellow Transparent Apple Tree is a deciduous, fruit-producing tree that was imported from Russia in 1870 and is widely grown in the northern states. Plant one in your backyard where it will be visible from a patio or window so you can enjoy watching your harvest grow. Your Yellow Transparent Apple Tree is a delight, with yellow-hued bark, and pink or white flowers appearing in early spring. It’s not long before the apples follow, their skin a clear yellow-green to yellow-white amid the lush, green foliage. The flesh of the Yellow Transparent Apple is tender white, with a juicy and mildly-acidic flavor that makes it a favorite for homemade applesauce and other culinary delights. Yellow Transparent will provide you with an early harvest, the apples ripening in early July, so it’s a great choice to plant amid other, late-maturity varieties. You can harvest the apples at their peek or pick some before maturity for better storage life. Yellow Transparent Apple Tree is a very upright, precocious and productive tree. Therefore, it’s also a heavy producer. It’s scab resistant as well, and considered relatively disease resistant. One of the Yellow Transparent’s prized features is that it’s very cold hardy (thus a favorite in northern climates). You can’t go wrong with a Yellow Transparent Apple Tree in your yard, especially if you live in a northern locale. It’s a lovely tree that will provide you with delicious fruit early in the season…and for years to come. * Excellent fruit * Spring display * Early ripening harvest * Cold hardy Recommended pollinators: Granny Smith, McIntosh, Pink Lady.
Makes a great groundcover! Bandana® Pink Lantana has flowers that start out with a yellow color and mature to rose. Bandana® Pink Lantana is a well branched plants that has a nice mounding growing habit. Lantana makes a nice groundcover for very hot, dry areas with poor soil conditions.Try Lantanas also in a hanging basket or in a mixed combo planter. Bandana™ series plants are very well-branched with a nice, uniform, mounding habit and offer significantly larger flowers than traditional Lantana varieties. These early flowering varieties come in a range of eye-catching colors. They bloom all summer long and will come back the next year if conditions are favorable. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Easy to grow* Blooms late spring through summer* Vivid color .
About the Four Way Soil Analyzer: The meter has black plastic hosing, with probes that are 3 3/8 inches long. It has a single gauge for all four readings and comes with a complete guide with reading recommendations for most plants..
Huge 9 Deep Red Flowers Hemerocallis Ruby Spider, Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Spider’, is one daylily you just have to have in your garden! It will be a show stopper with immense 9 flowers that are pure, saturated deep red with a golden yellow throat and mid ribs. Being a truly extraordinary form of daylily, its large petals are long and spoon-shaped. Use ‘Ruby Spider’ as a marvelous specimen plant, or it can make a grand statement when planted in masses. ‘Ruby Spider’ is a dormant tetraploid which means its foliage dies back in winter. This is an important consideration for northern gardeners since ‘Ruby Spider’ is a great choice for the far north! Individual flowers last only one day, but since each plant produces many buds, the total blooming time of a well-established clump may last more than a month. Use this daylily for color in shrub borders and in perennial beds. Once established, the daylily can be an excellent groundcover on slopes because it has roots that hold soil against erosion. Divide every 3-5 years, or when the number of flower buds and the size of bloom begin to decline. It also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. ‘Ruby Spider’ makes a beautiful floral arrangement, and is a terrific plant that any gardener can claim as “marvelous”! * Huge 9 Deep Red Spider Type Blooms* Cold Hardy* Attracts Butterflies .
Stunning flowers for your pond or fountain Sometimes pond owners feel a little limited by the plants they can buy that will thrive in their wet environments. There are lots of leafy options or grassy options or mossy options, but the palette is pretty limited to greens and grays. If you feel that way then you need to check out the swamp-loving, free-flowering easy-care native Water Iris. Water Iris Versicolor (versicolor just means ‘many-colored’) is an easy care and strikingly beautiful addition to any water garden. It doesn’t mind wet feet. It blooms continually from May to July. The flowers are striking jeweled shades of purples and lavenders with ticks of yellow and white. They are often called Blue Flag because they wave in the wind on top of long wand-like stems. Even when not in bloom, the grassy, strap-like leaves are handsome reflecting in the water of your pond or fountain. Being a native, you know that it is hardy and will reward you for years to come. Add some color to your pond landscaping this year. Add some Water iris Versicolor today! * Beautiful flowers for many months * Attracts wildlife * Hardy and carefree once established .
Vivid Purple Flowers Until Frost The Purple Dome New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’, has vivid purple daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and blooms profusely. The flowers are 1-2” wide with a plant width of 2-3 feet. This aster is a definite showstopper! Aster Purple Dome bloom in the early fall till frost and completely cover the plant. It is a definite butterfly and bird attractor. Requiring full sun, ‘Purple Dome’ can take some afternoon shade, in a moderate soil range with good drainage. It should not become extremely dry during the summer. Aster Purple Dome makes an excellent container plant or front of the garden feature; looks especially great with ornamental grasses. This delightful, compact, mounded plant looks stunning in borders and mass plantings. The effect is indescribable! *Blooms Late Summer Through Frost*Attracts Butterfiles*Sun Tolerant Compact Plant.
Fast growing, flowering tree of tropical characteristics that is anything but common. If you are in the market for a beautiful tropical-looking tree, you won’t find a better tree at a better price than this right now. Even though Mimosa’s look tropical they are hardy to at least zone 6. They thrive in heat (but a freeze won’t kill them), laugh at humidity and sail through drought. The head-turning flowers are like silk tassels. These are conversation starters for sure! They grow QUICKLY to be 20 – 25 feet tall and make stunning shade trees for your yard. Also called a Silk Tree or Persian Silk Tree, they will provide you with a rounded, expansive crown for shade within only 3-5 years. Hummingbirds and butterflies love them. The flat, brown seed pods that form in the fall provide food for wildlife in fall and winter months, too. Order yours at this great price today. You can’t go wrong with the Mimosa Tree for with its fast-growing nature and year-round appeal. * SUPER fast-growing * Hardy for most soil types * Stunning flowers and leaves.
The Kay Gray Grape, Vitis ‘Kay Gray’, has medium to large berries that are produced in small clusters on productive vines. It produces fine hardy white grapes, has a white slipskin, and is suited for fresh eating and wine making. Flavor varies with climate, ranging from a rather ordinary labrusca to a pleasant fruity flavor, depending on where it is grown. Its virtues include early ripening, low acid levels, disease resistance, and good winter hardiness. The best part of this variety is the vine. In addition to the good resistance to disease, the vine has withstood -42 degrees without damage. It ripens in early September. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage. Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home. Grapes need full sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. Considered to be a good grape for juices and jellies. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share. Kay Gray was developed by the Wisconsin grape breeder Elmer Swenson in 1980 and is named after a family friend. * White Grape* Disease Resistant* Cold Tolerant .
A Low Growing Cascading Evergreen Russian Cypress, Microbiota decussata, is a versatile, spreading conifer. These would make a delightful shrub boarder or even an outstanding ground cover in your rock garden. It’s also a good choice for shady places where other evergreens might not thrive as well. Your Russian Cypress is a low-growing evergreen. Its feathery, fan-like sprays are soft to the touch with delicate nodding tips. The vibrant green foliage will present a lively appearance in your yard, and continue to draw your interest into the winter when it transforms to a darker, gold-purple hue. The branches diplay a subtle arch for a gentle, mounded appearance. Russian Cypress resembles horizontal-type junipers, but has the bright green, soft foliage of an arborvitae. Russian Cypress is an extremely hardy evergreen with no significant disease or insect issues. It will grow to about 1 foot tall with a 6 foot spread. Russian Cypress likes full sun to full shade, and its best performance occurs in partial sun in moist, well-drained soils. However, it’s also quite adaptable to poor soils in sun and wind-exposed sites as well. It’s even deer resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your furry friends taking a nibble as they pass through your yard. For a versatile, hardy evergreen with lively color and a spreading nature, Russian Cypress is a terrific choice! * Evergreen* Low-Growing * Winter Color* 4-season interest* Cold hardy .
Long Blooming Bush with Variegated Foliage Summer Skies is a deciduous shrub with variegated foliage and a long-blooming nature. It would do well in your mixed border, or as a specimen plant in your yard. Your Summer Skies features long spikes of clustered lavender-blue flowers that are a show-stopper in summer and last through fall. However, perhaps even more valuable in this Butterfly Bush variety is the variegated foliage that will create an eye-catching image in your garden even when not in bloom. The light yellow edging against the dark green centers of the leaves has a dramatic effect on the foliage of your Summer Skies, and visually brings this shrub to the forefront of any setting it’s planted in. As the foliage ages, the leaf edges soften to a creamy white. Unlike some varieties of Butterfly Bush, Summer Skies won’t take on a weedy, wild look. While it still has some spread to it, Summer Skies tends to maintain a natural yet more restrained appearance. It’s easy to care for, and the fragrant flowers are excellent cut flowers to bring indoors. Butterflies and hummingbirds will love you for planting a Summer Skies, but the deer will take little notice. It is heat and drought tolerant, and the variegated leaves are even resistant to scorching. All in all, Summer Skies is s truly exceptional Butterfly Bush variety for your yard. *Exceptional foliage*Long-blooming flowers*Hardy*Wildlife interest.
Petunia Supertunia Vista Fuchsia, Petunia hybrid ‘Supertunia® Vista Fuchsia’ PPAF, displays tons of dark pink flowers in a mound. ‘Vista Fuchsia’ is a vigorous bloomer, and like other ‘Vistas’, lasts longer than other varieties! Supertunia is a long time favorite of growers and gardeners. They’re virtually maintenance free and bloom continuously throughout the season. They have large blossoms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Add a slow release fertilizer to top dress the basket or container. If you plant your own basket, incorporate some of the slow release fertilizer in the soil as you plant. Do this every couple of weeks all summer to keep the blooms healthy! Petunias will provide long-term color in full sun areas throughout the season. They are ideal for baskets, beds, balconies and combination plantings. Petunias are very heat and drought tolerant once established in the ground or pot. They do not need to have their dead flower heads removed to continue flowering and they are not leggy. The Supertunia is self-cleaning and this is not necessarily true of all petunias! ‘Vista Fuchsia’ grows fast and therefore needs ample moisture and fertilizer. It is a vigorous, mounding plant that is perfect for your landscape. Plant in mass for a brilliant display of deep pink all season! This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Deep pink flowers* Container or landscape plant* Vigorous bloomer.