What’s Doing the Blooming? Asters

Purple Dome Aster
Purple Dome Aster
With the shorter days and longer shadows of autumn, come masses of blooming asters. Their daisy style flowers emerge in dense mounds of vivid pink, purple, blue or white with bright yellow centers.  They cheerfully brighten our late season … Continue Reading ››

Trees and Shrubs for Soggy Soils

With all the rainfall we've had this year, areas with chronically poor drainage have caused trees and shrubs to become stressed, or even die.  Here's a short list of trees and shrubs that are able to tolerate soggy soils without much stress. Trees: American Larch, Quaking Aspen, River Birch, Autumn Blaze Maple, Firefall Maple, Celebration Maple, Swamp … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Silver Lace Vine

silver-lace-vineIf you are in search of a fast growing, hardy vine, then look no further! Polygonum aubertii, commonly know as Silver Lace Vine, makes quick work of fences, trellises, and arbors. Their large, creamy white, fragrant flower clusters spill open in late summer and bloom … Continue Reading ››

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