Tropical style is all the rage right now. Caladiums fly off the benches. Cuttings of rare specimens sell for unimaginable sums. Monsteras have made 'fenestration' a household term. This is all well and good, but there is only one true queen when it comes to tropical flare in the Midwest landscape, and her … Continue Reading ››
Annuals and perennials aren't the only game in town when it comes to supporting pollinators. Many trees and shrubs are perfect for pollinator gardens and offer not only food, but essential protection and habitat for an array of pollinators.
Another fantastic benefit of planting trees and shrubs for pollinators is that many support other … Continue Reading ››
At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.
The American Plum is … Continue Reading ››
Many gardens are loaded with summer blooming beauties and that makes perfect sense. It's easy to fall in love with flowers and lush foliage on a warm summer day of shopping at the nursery. A well-planned garden, though, has many seasons of interest, and now is the perfect time to assess the spring … Continue Reading ››
Maples and Oaks are known for their superb fall foliage, but sometimes you need a pop of color with a smaller footprint. Good news! There are several handsome shrubs that will stun all season and then light up your fall landscape.
Here are some of our favorite shrubs for fall color:
Chokeberry – Chokeberries … Continue Reading ››