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May Newsletter 2019

May Newsletter 2019

Can you believe May is here already? May is traditionally our busiest month with vegetable and summer flowers leading the charge. I am hoping we have a nice long spring before the real summer heat arrives. The weather has been almost perfect lately and the nursery has […]

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April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

  The sun is shining as I start this newsletter but tomorrow is going to be rainy again. Spring might be off to a slow start, but it is here. For me, nothing says spring in Lake County like our native Redbud, and they are beginning to […]

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March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

March Plant of the Month Teucrium frutans-Bush Germander Deer resistant evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean. It can get quite large, up to 8×8, with loose grey foliage and light blue flowers over a long period. ‘Azureum’ is more compact growing and has deep blue flowers. There is […]

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January & February 2019 Newsletter

January & February 2019 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Aquilegia/Columbine Columbines are spring-blooming perennials with lacy foliage, and usually spurred two-toned flowers above the foliage on slender stems. Suited to a woodland area they can be grown here anywhere with good drainage and out of hot sun. Cut back after bloom to […]

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December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter The rain has finally arrived, the smoke has cleared, plants are going to sleep and it looks a lot like Christmas at the nursery. The cut trees are available now till we sell out so best to buy sooner rather than later even if […]

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November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

November already. First I will remind you that our hours change to 10-4, closed Wednesday. This helps keep payroll expenses down during our slower time and we do not have to be open as long in the colder months ahead. Believe me, on a cold rainy day […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Phygelius I selected this woody-based perennial for this months featured plant to give it some much-needed publicity. This perennial is under-utilized in our local gardens. They can grow to 3 to 4 ft tall, although usually, you find hybrids that just reach 2 […]

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September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Heuchera varieties and hybrids Coral Bells We don’t often have plants that tolerate a shadier spot as our plant of the month, and this one is a real beauty. The new introductions are grown more for their foliage than the flowers, making it […]

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August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

Plants of the Month Allium ‘Millenium’ Here is the allium that I mentioned in an earlier newsletter, voted a Perennial of the Year for 2018. The 2-inch purple ball clusters form from mid to late summer on this ornamental onion and are attractive to butterflies. The clumps […]

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July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Coreopsis Most perennial gardens are not complete without at least one of the many varieties of Coreopsis. These are easy to grow, long blooming members of the sunflower family. Typically little to moderate water requirements, almost any soil and sun is all these […]

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