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Growing and Caring for Hostas.

Tweet Today’s topic will be focused on Growing and Caring for Hostas. Hostas are one of the most sought after perennial plant for part sun to shade areas. So what is so great about Hostas? Well Hostas are a pretty care free perennial , with a few exceptions. With thousands of varieties out there today […]


Plants Provide Comfort During Tough Times

Tweet         Back in March 2010 , the first day of Spring, something happened that was beyond our control, this was a sad day .        A day we won’t forget and since this was the first day of Spring I guess this day will always be in our mind come every Spring.        We lost a […]


Heuchera Marvelous Marble

Tweet Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Heuchera americana Marvelous Marble Yet another beautiful Heuchera that will be all mine this Spring. This Heuchera is grown from seed, many will love the ideal of growing their own , but having a finished plant will give you  a much clearer headstart and produce fast gratification. One […]


Polemonium Brise D’ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Tweet Polemonium Caeruleum Brise d ‘ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN If anyone knows  me they know I love foliage plants, foliage with color other than just green. Variegated in nature which makes these two varieties so popular. Well, in this photo  there is  two jacob’s ladder also know as Polemonium. Stairway to Heaven  PP#15187 (right) has the […]


Growing and Storing Caladium Bulbs

Tweet Caladiums are grown for their beautiful foliage color. Caladiums standout  in shade gardens with their large, pointed arrow-shaped leaves splashed with shades of green, white, cream, pink and red. They are considered a tropical plant, meaning they like to live in a warm climate area. To get a head start in spring , start your […]


Dicentra Eximia Fernleaf Bleeding Heart

Tweet   Bleeding Hearts are fascinating , to think a flower can develop into a heart  is utterly  amazing. Dicentra Eximia Fernleaf Bleeding Heart  last all season unlike some bleeding hearts that seem to go dormant when warm weather appears. The leaves are deeply cut, grey green and fern like. The pink flowers are heart shaped with an […]


Heucherella Sweet Tea

Tweet Heucherella Sweet Tea new for 2010 What is a Heucherella?? I love when they cross different species that then form a beautiful looking plant.. Heucherella is a cross between a heuchera and tiarella.  Foliage of a Heuchera and flowers and cut leaves  of a Tiarella together they form this outstanding specimen of a plant. […]


Hosta Paradigm 2007 Hosta of the Year

Tweet                                Hosta Paradigm Hosta Paradigm is one special Hosta.  This leave pattern is one that will catch your eye.. So  outstanding that it was chosen as 2007  Hosta of the Year. This super sport of ‘Abiqua Recluse’ has beautiful gold leaves edged with a blue-green margin. The variegation pattern intensifies later in the spring. A […]


Hosta Summer Breeze

Tweet                       Hosta Summer Breeze     Hosta Summer Breeze is a  breakthrough sport of ‘Summer Music’  (1999 AHS registration); Breeder is Mark Zilis.   Displays wide gold margins surround a rich green center; excellent growth rate in nursery containers, as well as the garden.   A medium to large sized hosta that forms an […]


Hosta Olive Bailey Langdon

Tweet                             Hosta Olive Bailey Langdon Hosta Olive Bailey Langdon sport of Frances Williams Large mound of blue- green centered , gold-margined foliage. Brightens in Mid June making it less susceptibility to leaf burn. Grows 28″ high by 60″ wide Leaf Detail: GoldMargin , beautiful gold edged margin that will standout amongst other Hostas, especially […]


Heuchera Electra

Tweet Heuchera Electra Here is a beauty!  Electra shows off it’s blood red veins with golden leaves, that change throughout the season. The red venation stays while the leaf changes from shades of yellow in spring, to chartreuse in summer and fall, and tan in the winter. Short, dense cones of white flowers. Vigorous grower […]


Heuchera Encore

Tweet Heuchera Encore   Heuchera’s are changing , more and more colors and new introductions are coming out every year.   Foliage color spring through fall season, making them gain popularity within  the landscape industry.    Encore features smaller foliage with rose purple leaves with silver highlights.  The undersides of the leaves are dark purple , […]


Heucherella Golden Zebra

Tweet Heucherella Golden Zebra New for 2010  is this eye catching Heucherella.  This perennial plant is a cross between a heuchera and a tiarella. What beauty is unfolding right before your eyes.   This Heucherella has beautiful shaped leaves with a combination of 2  colors . Bright yellow, feathery leaves are boldly marked with dark-red. A […]


Alternanthera Grenadine Calico Foliage Plant

Tweet Alternanthera Grenadine One of the things that you may look  for in a plant is color, color all season regardless of a bloom or not. Adding color and contrast really can make a container “pop” so to speak. Really shine and make people ask what is that plant. Alternanthera Grenadine also known as the […]


The American Hosta Growers Association has chosen Sum and Substance for the 2004 Hosta of the Year.

Tweet The American Hosta Growers Association has chosen Sum and Substance for the 2004 Hosta of the Year. 2004 Hosta of the Year Sum and Substance is still soaring  in popularity today. If you are looking for a giant of a Hosta, you have found it in Sum and Substance Hosta. When you are looking […]


How to Grow and Care for Heuchera Plants Also Called Coral Bells

Tweet How to Grow and Care for Heuchera Plants  Also Called Coral Bells Heuchera Electra Today’s topic  is exploring the world of Heuchera’s also known as Coral Bells. If you are  needing color and contrast in your landscape all season long,  Have you thought of adding Heuchera perennial plants? Why are Heuchera’s  becoming so popular?   […]


2011 Hosta of the Year Praying Hands – Resembles Hands Folded in Prayer

Tweet Every year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses a Hosta of the Year. Each year everyone is eager to go out and purchase this hosta because of it’s notoriety. The hosta of the year is special and is recognized throughout the gardening industry, why wouldn’t you want to add this variety to your hosta […]