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Amaranthus Autumn’s Touch

Tweet Amaranthus Autumns’s Touch When I see this flower I think of fall, and also the flower reminds me of the perennial astilbe flower and or looks kinda like a celosia flower too. I am loving the color, and this will be my first year to grow from seed. The plumage on this amaranthus stands […]

Cobaea Cathedral Bells

Tweet Cobaea Cathedral Bells This cobaea vine will be a new one for growing here in Iowa, honestly I am not sure how well it will do, but I am willing to  take the gamble.  Cathedral Bells is  also know as cup and saucer vine. I found two different photos online , one must be […]

Echeveria Blue Rose

Tweet Echeveria Blue Rose New  2011 to my greenhouse  will be this  beautiful  Echeveria Blue Rose succulent , looks perfect in this picture setting. Don’t you think? Stated to  be one of the most popular echeverias on the market today.  Featuring beautiful centered saucer like rosettes , and deep blue ovate leaves. Bloom time is  […]

Heuchera Miracle

Tweet Heuchera Miracle PP#20,274 You would think after over a dozen different heuchera’s I would have enough but really since they are coming out with more and more colors , shapes and textures, resisting is very tough. Heuchera Miracle has a special name with much meaning and could be used for that special moment in […]

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg

Tweet    Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg What a  sweet succulent! Which means extra beautiful. Hoping to get some more photos soon, truly excited to have this added to my collection of succulents. When it comes to succulents color and textures,  this one really stands out. Giving us such beauty as it grows and matures. I don’t […]

New Plant Picks for Spring 2011 at Picket Fence Greenhouse and Gardens

Tweet Each new year brings on exciting and new beginnings in planning for the Spring growing season. Although I have planted a few herbs , lettuce and kale earlier, those were to keep my sanity in our winter months:) As planting outside is a few long months away, I will be planting soon indoors from […]

How to Grow Agave Desmettiana Variegata

Tweet Agave Desmettiana Variegata is a easy care outdoor or indoor houseplant depending on where you live. I was always in awe over the  Agave  Plant.  I’ve   seen the Agave in  books and magazine and honestly did not think I could grow them in our cold  climate, but I was wrong. So  2 years ago […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How to Grow Cyperus Egyptian Papyrus King Tut

Tweet Grass like King Tut has been one of the most interesting plants for  pots , landscapes and water ponds. Not a grass at all but grass like in appearance. King Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass. King Tut is also known as Giant Umbrella Plant, Egyptian Grass, and Cyperus papyrus. It is a […]

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 […]

Pennisetum Variegated Red Fountain Grass Fireworks

Tweet Pennisetum Variegated Red Fountain Grass Fireworks At last My plant Testimony 2011: Well after growing this grass all summer into the fall I am happy to report I am in love with this new fireworks grass . It is just like the photo it grows great in container gardening as a thriller plant. It […]

Superbells Calibrachoa Coralberry Punch

Tweet  Superbells Calibrachoa Coralberry Punch Another new introduction in the Calibrachoa world for 2011. Unique color of salmon  and coral combination  make this one a head turner. Loving the colors, so vibrant , for sure will be a best seller. Features Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance • Attracts Hummingbirds […]

Superbells Calibrachoa Blackberry Punch

Tweet    Superbells Calibrachoa Blackberry Punch Another new color in the Calibrachoa world . With so many on the market this superbells is yet another breakthrough in color. Wow this Calibrachoa will for sure turn some heads.  What a Beauty! This is by far one of the more asked for plants in the gardening world […]

GoldDust Mecardonia

Tweet Photo courtesy of Proven Winners – www.provenwinners.com GoldDust Mecardonia Features Small green leaves are covered with yellow nemesia-like flowers from May through October, excellent heat tolerance. • Deadheading Not Necessary-Self Cleaning  • Heat Tolerant • Landscape Plant • Low Maintenance  • New Great in landscapes and container combinations. GoldDust  has a trailing habit and […]