Solanum Big Boy (USDA Organic) Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum ‘Big Boy Tomato’, is one of the most popular varieties grown by home gardeners. Plant produces good yields of very flavorful 1 lb. meaty tomatoes and is a heavy producer of the larger tomatoes. ‘Big Boy’ tomatoes turn bright red when they are mature and are crack resistant. Tomatoes should be planted outside after the last average frost date. In warm winter/hot summer areas, tomatoes can be planted in early fall for winter harvest. Tomatoes prefer well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Tomatoes need at least 1 inch of water a week. Soak to depth of 6 to 10 inches when watering. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you are growing tomatoes in a pot, use plastic because it prevents evaporation and afternoon wilts..
Graceful Thicket for Your BordersIs there a place in your yard that you want a nice edge, but not a formal one? You don’t need an English boxwood hedge or a clipped holly border, but something that defines the space with a wild but still elegant look? Maybe along a fence or the edge of your property line? The Lace Shrub (Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’) is what you’re looking for.This lovely shrub only grows 2’ tall and features maple-like, deeply cut, bright green leaves, up to 3″ long, that turn yellow and orange in autumn. The red-purple to red-orange fall color is very attractive, too. The leaves are borne on arching branches which tend to weep downward which gives the plant great form in the winter when the leaves are gone.Lace Shrub forms a beautiful thicket when you plant it in multiples. The arching branches will root at the tips where they touch the ground when soils are moist and organic, so it spreads rapidly. (This habit also makes it easy to root and share with friends!)This plant is great for erosion control on steep banks and slopes. Lace Shrub will flower beautifully in late spring, though the flowers aren’t stand-outs.The Lace Shrub provides four season interest. The bright green maple-like leaves in the spring and summer, the very nice fall color and the arching branch habit in the winter. Bring this wild beauty to your landscape today!* Fall color * Arching Branches * Thicket-forming.
Cold Hardy Tropical PalmHave you ever admired a palm tree and wished you could have one of your own? Well Windmill Palm is your chance! This extremely cold hardy palm is an excellent option for those who live in areas where most palms would struggle.Plant one near an entrance, along a driveway or even in containers on your porch. Unlike other palms that commonly drop debris, Windmill tends to remain as neat as a pin.Your Windmill Palm is a treasure among palm trees! Huge, fan-like fronds appear as if gathered together to form a rounded head atop a tall, straight trunk. The foliage has a green to yellow-green coloration with a somewhat silver underside.The trunk itself is easily recognizable as the classic, tropical palm trunk we all know and love. Rough, hairy-like fibers present a shredded-like appearance for that one-of-a-kind look that only improves with age.As if an easy-to-grow tropical palm tree wasn’t enough, your Windmill Palm features bonus, decorative features. Clusters of petite, yellow flowers form long panicles to adorn your Windmill Palm in the spring.By fall, small yellow/black drupes appear to close out the season. If you’re inclined toward crafts, you may wish to make use of some of your palms for projects. Native to China, this palm tree has been used for thousands of years in the making of rope, cloth and other items.Windmill Palm will grow from 20-40 feet with a 10-foot crown, depending upon the conditions. It prefers full to partial sun and is adaptable to a variety of soil types, as long as well-drained. Windmill Palm is pest resistant, pollution tolerant and even deer tend to leave it alone.For a tropical feel in an easy-to-grow tree, you can’t go wrong with this cold-hardy Windmill Palm.* Tropical look * Cold-hardy * Spring flowers * No mess palm tree.
Beautiful Tree with Outstanding FruitZephyr Nectarine is a tree that produces fruit of exceptional quality. You won’t want to miss a moment of your tree’s display as it develops from flower to fruit, so plant near a window or patio for optimal enjoyment. Your Zephyr Nectarine is of course renown for the delicious fruit it produces. Just when the summer garden has begun its decline, your Zephyr will prolong the joy of summertime just a bit more. From August into September you can count on your Zephyr’s limbs being laden with its large, slightly ovate fruit. The pinkish-red hues against the yellow/green background tones will create one of the loveliest sights in your yard, drawing you in for a closer look.You won’t be able to resist picking a nectarine fresh from your tree, and holding its sun-warmed brilliance in your hand. Take a bite and you’ll instantly understand why Zephyr is valued as an exception nectarine. Its flesh is firm with a dramatic, sweet flavor that has just enough acidity to give it a little zing. The scent is a luscious lure that will draw you in for taste after taste. Slice one in half and note the pristine, white flesh and the red blush surrounding the pit. Beyond its deliciousness right off the tree, Zephyr’s attractive appearance and freestone pit make it ideal for many culinary purposes.Zephyr Nectarine will grow to around 15 feet tall. It’s resistant to bacterial leaf spot (a problem that diminishes the yield of lesser varieties). It can tolerate a variety of soils and is considered a vigorous, productive tree.Many people love nectarines because, while similar to peaches, they don’t have the fuzzy exterior. They also have more of vitamins A, C and Potassium than peaches, providing you with some added health benefits when you plant a Zephyr. For a lovely, high-producing nectarine tree, Zephyr is certainly a great choice. It’s even self-pollinating so you won’t have to plant more than one…although once you’ve experienced its outstanding harvest, you’re sure to plant more to share with family and friends.*Outstanding fruit*Vigorous and productive.
Early-Ripening AppleGinger Gold Apple is an early-mid season ripening apple with exemplary qualities. Plant one in an open area away from buildings, but where you can enjoy watching its progress toward each year’s delicious harvest.The most popular feature of your Ginger Gold Apple tree is of course the fruit it produces. In fact, Ginger Gold has become one of the most popular varieties of apple in recent years. Renown for its early-harvest and high quality, Ginger Gold Apple is stand-out among the apple varieties available today.Your Ginger Gold Apple is a lovely apple tree, beginning each spring with delicate white-pink blossoms. When your Ginger Gold truly shines however, is in early-mid August. The large, conical apples start out a pale green, but by mid-late August will mature to a lovely yellow-green, filling your tree’s branches with golden-hued fruit. The smooth, firm skin of your Ginger Gold will catch the afternoon light and draw you in for a taste of that sweet, creamy flesh. Its crisp texture makes this apple a delight to bite into, the taste enhanced by the mildly-tart essence that follows closely upon the initial sweet gush of flavor.Your Ginger Gold Apple is delicious fresh, but also valued as a multi-purpose, cooking apple because it holds its shape well when cooked. It also doesn’t discolor as other apples do when cut, so it will be terrific for all your fruit salads and other dishes that use fresh apples. As a raw apple, it also keeps longer than other early-season apples.Ginger Gold Apple trees are semi-dwarf and can grow up to 15 feet in height. They are heat tolerant and relatively hardy. You’ll need a pollinator within 50 feet of your Ginger Gold, but it doesn’t require much else from you. For a beautiful tree with delicious fruit, you can’t do much better than a Ginger Gold Apple!*Early-ripening*Excellent eating and cooking apple*HardyRecommended pollinators: Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious.
Huge, Prolific BloomsBlue Satin Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub with outstanding ornamental appeal. It would be a stunning accent plant near your porch or patio. The ability to shape Rose of Sharon also makes it a prime candidate for hedges.Your Blue Satin is a vigorous, bloom-happy shrub. It not only gives you plenty of flowers, but boasts the most beautiful coloring in the Hibiscus world. It just doesn’t know when to quit!Blue Satin has larger flowers and better color, with more branching. All of which contributes to it providing an all-around longer show in your yard. You’ll love its huge 3-inch blooms. The magenta throats and ivory center of each flower complements the strong royal blue tone of the petals for a simply dazzling effect.The flowers are exceptionally uniform in color as well, so you won’t have any “washed out” end-of-season blooms with your Blue Satin. Blue Satin is a profuse bloomer that not only blooms late, but leafs out late as well…prolonging your enjoyment of its beauty in your yard.Rose of Sharon prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but will tolerate part shade as well. It’s tolerant of heat and drought, so its a great choice for those hot, dry spots in your yard where other shrubs are not happy. It’s even pollution-tolerant, so planting one on a city lot is no problem.For a shrub with stunning beauty that’s easy to care for, you can’t go wrong with a Blue Satin Rose of Sharon.* Dazzling flowers* Prolific bloomer* Hardy.
Evergreen Groundcover with Decorative FoliageBarrenwort is an evergreen perennial with colorful foliage and bright spring flowers. It would be great for use in a naturalized area of your landscape or under your trees as an ornamental groundcover. The outstanding feature of your Barrenwort is the ornamental foliage. The 3-inch, heart-shaped leaves are a dynamic green creating a lively and lovely groundcover during most of the year. However, the true value of your Barrenwort will be seen in the spring and fall when the foliage transforms into a majestic marbled bronze/red. In addition, sprays of tiny, bright yellow flowers seem to float like delicate “fairy wings” above the foliage in mid spring, adding a splash of color to your yard until late spring.Your Barrenwort is clearly an exceptional groundcover for its decorative foliage and splash of spring color. However, it’s also an easy to care for perennial. Barrenwort is compact and hardy, requiring no special care from you. It’s drought tolerant and holds no fascination for deer and rabbits, so you won’t have to worry about it being nibbled upon as your other plants sometimes are. All in all, Barrenwort is an exceptional plant for your yard.*Decorative Foliage*Spring Flowers*Hardy.
A Gorgeous Ball of Blue Flower Spikes! Chaste Trees (Vitex) are highly sought after because they are one of only a handful of winter-hardy trees that bloom with true-blue flower spikes all summer long. Unfortunately not everyone has room for one of these beauties in their landscape. But now we are very proud to carry the Blue Diddley Chaste Tree (Blue Diddley® Vitex agnus-castus ‘SMVACBD’ USPP 26,614) for you! It is a dwarf version that only grows to 3 feet tall and wide, but still has the same striking blue flowers that you’ve come to love in the tree form. It is hard to find a more beautiful plant with such outstanding qualities. Wonderful whether in bloom or not, Blue Diddley is great as a specimen or in mass. It makes a truly eye-catching hedge along a driveway or property line. The handsome and aromatic green foliage has a subtle silver sheen all spring. As summer heats up, Blue Diddley will astound you with its impressive blue spikes that bloom right up until autumn. In zones 5-6 Blue Diddley will die to the ground in the winter, but it regrows quickly in the spring and flowers like a butterfly bush (buddleia). It’s a fast-growing, easily-pruned shrub. You don’t need any special skills or knowledge to grow this eye-catcher in your yard. It’s easy to grow, drought-tolerant and disease resistant. (Deer steer clear, too!) You’ll be amazed at the great return you get on your limited investment (both of time and money!) with Blue Diddley. Order yours before we sell out! * Handsome foliage * True-Blue Summer Flowers * Hardy and Easy.
True blue taste but true pink color!So, strawberries are red. Kiwi is green. Pineapple is yellow. Do blueberries have to be blue? Not anymore! Pink Popcorn Blueberry comes in shades of cream to pale pink with a pretty dark pink blush. So, instead of the usual powder-blue you’ve come to expect from blueberries, you get something completely new!Don’t worry, though. Just because the look is new, it doesn’t mean that the taste is any different. You still get the same sweet-tart blueberry taste that you love. These sweet berries ripen mid-season and are delicious in all of the same dishes that blue blueberries are – they are great to eat fresh, they freeze well and they bake up great. It just might take some convincing that you really are serving “blueberry pie” when it is pink! They also give quite the twist to your grandma’s fruit salad.The shrubs are vase shaped and grow up to 5’ tall. The green leaves turn a nice red in the fall which makes them nice in the mixed border or garden bed. They are as easy to care for as regular blueberries, so if you can grow blueberry bushes where you are then these will be no different. Try something new in your garden this season. Plant a few Pink Popcorn Blueberries!* Stellar tasting pink blueberries* Green leaves turn red in fall* Big harvests* Easy care and hardy* Nice ornamental shrub.
A Compact Oakleaf with Full Sized Blooms! Gatsby Gal Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Brenhill’ PPAF ) is a dream of a hydrangea. The compact oakleaf shrub (compact for a hydrangea – it grows 4’-6’ tall) has massive blooms, growing a full foot or more long. The pure white panicles make an impressive display from mid-summer to autumn. Planted in groups, it can look like a foot-thick snow bank has landed on top of the shrub.This shrub was named the “Must-Grow New Shrub for 2014” by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and it definitely fits the bill.Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea is a great back of the border shrub or a splendid foundation plant. The graceful white blooms look good with almost any type of landscape, making this a very versatile addition to your garden. This is already a tidy pant, but it takes pruning well if you need it even tighter.This is an American native plant and handles almost any soil or weather that you can throw at it. It blooms beginning in mid-summer, but will continue blooming through the fall, when the leaves and flowers begin to take on burgundy tones. The blooms are steadfast, too, appearing every year no matter the weather or soil ph.You definitely want to invite Gatsby Gal to your garden party!* Flowers are a foot or more * Compact hydrangea * Fall interest.
Heat Tolerant DewberriesDewberry Austin, Rubus caesius ‘Austin’, will require a trellis or staking and is a very popular dewberry in the South because it tolerates heat.Hardy, and not needing much attention, this dewberry produces large, sweet, flavorful fruit; the leaves can be used for a tea. The scrumptious berries are sweet and edible. Dewberries contain carbohydrates, vitamin C and vitamins A and B.The Dewberry can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler, jam, or pie. The Austin Dewberry ripens early and begins to form berries in May, extending for 30-45 days. The plant needs some support, otherwise it will trail on the ground. The ideal berries for picking will be glossy black, with a firm fell, and a little red appearing on any of the lobes.This dewberry derived from plants that were selections from Native American trailing blackberry bushes that were superior to the original parents in size, flavor, and production. Austin adapts well to heat, but is tender in the cold winter climates.The vines should be laid on the ground and protected for the winter with straw or other material, especially in the cold northern climates.*Tolerates Heat*6 Week Harvest*Trailing Habit.
Fast Growing, Versatile, Variegated Shrub Variegated Privet is an evergreen shrub that, just as the name implies, features ornamental foliage and year-round appeal. These would make a wonderful hedge along the side of your home, or even plant just one for some colorful texture amid more bland plantings. Your Variegated Privet is a lovely shrub, with foliage that maintains lively color. Each leathery, green leaf features splashes of white amid its vibrant green coloring with creamy edges completing its ornamental appeal. Some of the leaves may also appear in a solid tone of green, creating a delightful bi-color effect for additional embellishment. Clusters of white flowers appear in early spring for a touch of delicate beauty and a call to your yard’s pollinators. This is followed by petite, black berries in fall that you’re unlikely to notice, but will certainly appear to the delight of your feathered friends. Variegated Privet will grow up to 8 feet tall with an equal spread. It has an upright nature and is low maintenance. Variegated Privet can be left to grow naturally beautiful with a slight cascading effect, or be trimmed according to your needs or for a denser form. The popularity of various types of evergreen shrubs come and go, but Variegated Privet is a choice that will look beautiful for many years. Variegated foliage is never out-of-style, and is sure to look gorgeous in your yard this year. * Ornamental foliage * Fragrant * Urban tolerant * Fast growing * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Year round interest * Works well in containers * Deer and rabbit resistant * Drought and heat tolerant.
A compact grower that smells like candy!Agastache Rugosa ‘Little Adder’ is sweet little plant with beautiful flowers, pretty leaves and a smell like fresh-made licorice. You know your mouth just started watering!Little Adder is a compact version of the much-loved Black Adder Agastache with all of the same great qualities, just in a smaller package. Tons of violet-blue flower spikes explode all over the plant from summer well into the fall. As a bonus, when the leaves are crushed they release an unmistakable licorice scent into the air. And as a bonus-bonus the flowers are edible! Try them as a garnish on soups or salads or on appetizers.Little Adder is easily grown in dry soil where other plants won’t thrive. Once established these are hardy drought, deer and rabbit resistant flowers that look great in groups, as a border or in a pot. They are beautiful wherever you put them. They make pretty cut flowers too!Don’t miss out on these sweet flowers in your garden this year. Buy your Little Adder Agastache now!* Compact* Loves dry soil* Smells like licorice* Heavy blooms all season.
The Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, is a beautiful smoky pink flower that can be somewhat lacey and fringed. With its grassy blue-gray foliage and profuse blooming time, ‘Mountain Mist’ is one not to miss. Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’ has a plant spread of 6-8” and a height of 6”. Dianthus will bloom from mid summer to early fall. In order for a longer bloom time, deadhead the blooms continuously throughout the summer.Dianthus needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but will tolerate some shade in the afternoon and humidity. These fragrant, spicy dove like flowers look wonderful as a border plant, rock gardens, along walks or paths, for edging and a definite in cottage gardens..
Compact, Vigorous Growing & Heavy BloomerClematis Ruutel, Clematis ‘Kiviruut’, is one of the very best red clematis! The dark red color is stunning and complimented by nearly black anthers.Clematis Ruutel is a vigorous grower and an exceptionally heavy bloomer! These star shaped flowers begin putting on a performance in early spring that lasts straight until early fall – nonstop!The compact habit also makes this cultivar an excellent choice for patio containers. Clematis Ruutel needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow.Clematis Ruutel performs best when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded. Keep the roots moist and shaded with mulch or a shallow rooted ground cover.* Dark Red Flowers with Black Anthers* Blooms Heavily All Season* Compact and Vigorous* Attracts Hummingbirds Pruning & Training Clematis.