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A vase-shaped summer blooming shrub growing 6-8 ft tall. It starts blooming approx July 4th. Bloom colors range from pink, purple, blue and white.
Just for you - a very compact form of Rudbeckia. It only gets 14-16 inches tall and blooms all summer! A happier flower just doesn't exist; Rudbeckia rules!
This was Ellen's pick for favorite plant one year and we know why - it's a stunning, native variety of Rudbeckia which grows 4-5 feet tall. It has a narrowly upright shape. The blooms are 2 inches across and a brilliant yellow starburst color. The flower petals are completely quilled and there is a brown center cone. The foliage smells of vanilla!
You will determine salvia to be an excellent garden plant with its showy purple, pink or white spires. It has a significant range in height as it grows 8-32 inches tall. Blooming starts in May and continues on and off through September.
A new color for our hardy perennial Salvia! Sky blue flowers adorn the dense, grey-green foliage for a strong pop of color.
A great compact salvia having blue-violet flowers on deep purple stems.
This compact Salvia boasts pure white flower spikes above it's grey-green foliage. Blooms well into the summer if deadheaded.
This sedum has a compact habit with strong reddish stems that support massive flower heads of brilliant magenta pink.
Unlike most autumn stonecrops which have pink flowers, ‘Lemonjade’ bears large 5-7” panicles of bright citron yellow flowers which completely cover the top of the foliage in early fall. As the cold weather sets in, the seed heads take on rosy peach tones.
This is a compact selection with a stocky, upright mounded habit. It does not split open when it blooms like so many older Sedums do. Its grey-green, toothed foliage remains clean all season long.
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
This upright growing succulent will reach 24 inches in height. It blooms in (plate-like) flat clusters of pinkish-bronze from Aug to Oct. Its presence is obvious in wherever you choose to place it, from rock gardens to mixed borders. This sedum works well as a cut flower.
Single or multi-stemmed small tree reaching 15 ft tall. Snowy-white clustered blooms in early spring, often before leaves appear. Produces edible berry like fruit that is red to purplish black and 1/4 - 1/3 inches in diameter. Orange-red fall color. Grows fairly fast. Can handle shady situations and is a very trim-able tree. Trivia: It is called serviceberry because it blooms in mid-April, when long-delayed religious services were held throughout 19th century New England, as snow covered roads became accessible again. People were beginning to move about and enjoyed seeing these small trees.
A shredded hardwood mulch coming mostly from oak and hickory trees. It is a medium to dark brown color and provides a rich ground cover for your landscaped areas. A great bonus is that mulch helps cut back weed invasion and also retains water to keep ground moist.
Sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? But, you'll delight in these large granite boulders, ranging in size from 24-36 inches for they are truly to sit on. They range in colors from grey - pink - tan and maybe you won't spend hours sitting on them but when you do you'll have plenty of room. When you aren't sitting you'll have wonderful boulders to view!
Solomon's Seal, a lily, produces gracefully draped, white flowers in dry to medium soil. It is considered an Illinois wildflower and actually inhabits every county in the state (we've been told). Grows 18-24 inches and flowers appear in April and May. Works well as a cut flower. It does produce berries after flowering. This plant tolerates less than ideal conditions!
Distinctive and instantly recognized, these triangular blue flowers against golden foliage are considered a prairie wildflower. Vigorous growing and long blooming, although the blossoms do not last long there are many of them on each plant. Protect from scorching afternoon sun. Try this: Break the tip off a spiderwort leaf and wait for a drop of sap to appear, then touch it with your fingertip and notice how far you can stretch a thread of sap. This resemblance to a spider's silk may explain where its name came from. Whether you do this or not, this plant makes a strong, deep purple presence in a natural garden area. Just read about King Charles I, he was the first to have them and they still flourish in English gardens.
The new leaves in spring come explode reddish-bronze and mature to golden yellow-green for the summer. In the fall the entire shrub turns coppery red. Can you keep up with all this color contrast and change? This 3 ft tall shrub even has rosy-red flowers June-August.
You'll find this to be a small, uniformly shaped and compacted plant. There is bright yellow foliage initially but the new growth appears vibrantly red, lending unexpected contrast to the area. Dark pink flowers further contribute to its showiness! This shrub also turns a rich russet in the fall! Although it stands out it also supports the color "drama" of other garden plants. Fits in well almost anywhere you need to tuck "cottage garden" type plant.
Its magnificent display of its silvery blue needles makes this rank among the most popular of spruces. Although a slow growing form of Colorado Spruce it will attain a height of 40 ft.
If you are looking for a slow growing pyramidal shaped dwarf evergreen tree which needs no trimming then this is the one you want. It's dense and well-shaped, often used as a specimen or novelty tree in landscaping. Plus, it fits nicely into small spots!
Place this naturally dwarf spruce, which grows only 4 ft tall, at any entrance: home, driveway, by garage doors, patio...keep thinking! No trimming is required except to maintain its globular shape if you like it that way. It is short and sweet but prefers acidic soil which is well-drained.
It's a native of Europe (did you guess that?). This large, dark green evergreen tree has the traditional pyramidal shape plus gracefully weeping branches which are most evident at maturity. Can be used as a specimen or as a windbreak. The foliage "hangs down" on the large trees. How do you know if you're looking at a Norway Spruce? Remove one needle, it should be about 1 inch long and rotate easily between the thumb and forefinger. If it does not rotate and has 2 flat sides it is a fir tree.
Decorative concrete edging poured and shaped on site. Choose a stamp, choose the color, choose the shape and we will go to work making a one-of-a-kind border for you. The pluses include (but are not limited to) it being easier to mow around and unlikely to shift. The beauty will last for years while pieced together edgings shift and tilt from season to season.
A natural step available in buff, tan, and white colored sandstone and often used as a feature in natural beds or split to make the steps. Sizes range 3-4 ft long x 16" deep x 5-6" thick.
Natural steps, blue- gray in color, with snapped faces and ends. Sizes range 3-4 ft long by 18 " deep by 6-8 " thick. These look elegant and welcoming in almost any setting! Easy to walk on, nice and deep.
A natural stone bench with a smooth polished finish. Available in 3, 4, and 5 ft length. The benches are 18 inches wide and tall. This bench makes a great addition to any outdoor living space!
Gray to tan colored small smooth flat rocks. These work well in waterfalls or as an accent.
Also known as Foamflowers, for reasons too obvious to mention, this perennial produces white or pink flowers in April and May. The leaves are a bit "hairy" and practically heart-shaped. Awe. Grows to 8-12 inches at maturity. They are great in woodland areas with shade or filtered sunlight. Consider them for gardens with ferns and hosta for they complement those plants beautifully.
Adorn your yard with a flowering tree that is also fast growing, climbing to 60 ft in height. Its large orange-centered yellow-green flowers appear in late spring to early summer. You'll be right if you think they remind you of tulips.
Average soil works well for this startlingly beautiful dark purple spike-y flowered plant. If you prefer putting it into a container go ahead; make a dramatic statement by setting it above all other plants if you wish. There's nothing like variance in height to add more dimension to your flower garden! It's good in the full or partial sun and flowers towards the beginning of summer.
A compact veronica that has bright green glossy foliage. Deep royal purple flowers in summer and blooms again in fall.
A striking shrub with glossy green foliage that turns dark maroon-red in fall. A ton of berries with changing colors from greens to pinks and blues start in the fall and persist into winter!
Fragrance, pretty blooms, and highly ornamental fruit make this medium-sized, rounded shrub a winner in any landscaped property. Regular watering helps get and keep it well-established. It's a great background for a more carefree look in any arrangement...as if "Oh! It's nothing! Things just grow beautifully here!" were just what you long to be able to say. This one works as a light screen or shrub border. It doesn't mind being in side yard gardens or areas where birds and other wildlife can easily dine in a peaceful setting.
Large clusters of spicy-scented, waxy pink flowers fade to white. Bright red berries fade to black in fall. Foliage becomes red and burgundy in autumn. Plant in the shrub border, back of perennial beds and foundation plantings. Display this shrub where you can enjoy the incredible fragrance of its spring flowers. Its spreading form can be included in the border with perennials and smaller shrubs.
Get your very own waterfall with stream with a retention pond. In this example all natural stones, ledge rock, and boulders were used to accent this 3,000 gallon water feature that is more than 50 feet in length! Yours will be a delightful addition, wherever you wish to have it installed!
A waterfall constructed with a hidden catch basin to recirculate the water. There is no pond with this system. This was constructed with weathered limestone boulders and ledge rock. Yours can be lower, wider, higher, more narrow, surrounded by plants! Put it in the shade or the sun.
Here is an example of a 270 gallon pond with precast liner. Holey boulder pieces used as a border with larger pieces for the waterfall. Put yours where you know you'll enjoy hearing it and seeing it!
Gray and brown mossy, flat stone with lichens - we have the whole assortment in irregular shapes. Load up because these are great for pond walls, mortared walls, and fire pits.
A very fast growing tree with a weeping and graceful habit. Grows 50 feet tall. Some varieties have green leaves, some have yellow leaves. Willows make wonderful "statement" trees and are terrific by ponds, streams, creeks, or other moist land areas.
Make way for the hummingbirds for the pink or red trumpet shaped flowers which appear on Weigela in June will have them preparing to land and dine. It grows to a height of 4-5 feet so could fit nicely into a spot where you can sit and take in the show of the birds swooping in for supper.
This deciduous shrub has a compact form, with beautiful contrasting colors. Deep pink flowers stand out against a background of dark foliage to make the flowers really pop. This Weigela retains color interest throughout the entire growing season!
A compact version of the standard weigela , except this variety only reaches 3 ft tall by 3 ft wide; so if you have a limited space= this is the variety for you. It has a varigated green and yellow leaves are very attractive. It blooms a rosey pink in early summer. This shrub has a very graceful arching growth habit.
Sonic Bloom™ Red is an incredibly prolific reblooming Weigela, beginning the season with a heavy flush in late spring and then continuing all summer and fall. There's never been anything like it, and you will absolutely love it for nonstop 3-season color in the sunny garden.
Sonic Bloom™ Red is a compact and very dense shrub, 4 to 5 feet high and wide, with lipstick red blooms that arise in uncountable numbers amid the dark green foliage. It never needs deadheading, making it virtually maintenance-free once established in the garden. Adaptable, easy, and so long-blooming, it's a must-have!
A pre-cast concrete retaining wall product is great for small wall areas. Each piece is 4" in height x 12" long x 8" deep and weighs 20 pounds. Windsor block comes in gray, tan, red, charcoal, chocolate, rosestone blend and fieldstone blend.
The caps for windsor block walls. Each caps is 2 3/8 inches thick. The caps come in a variety of colors all equally dramatic as finishing pieces.
This is not a personal statement although at first we wondered :-). Instead yew - dense is a versatile evergreen shrub which has been around a very long time! It is low growing, wide spreading habit, generous with its dark green needles. Reaching 3-4 ft tall at the most, it is easy to shape. Can tolerate sun or shade but doesn't like too much water. It is soft to the touch so if you decide to prune it you won't be "stuck".
Get yourself a Yew Hickis for it has a very neat, columnar upright growth habit. The shrub does top off around 20 ft when mature. The dark green color holds all year long whether it is in sun or shade (full sun only in non-scorching climates). Use it freely and abundantly to create screens or natural borders. Try it out as a single or group planting, maybe near a building so it has a background. Makes a good landscape tree Its dark colors add dramatic impact when used as a landscape tree in shady areas.