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Our growers and expert staff combine forces to make sure our plants are healthy and strong, handling them with care from the moment their seeds are planted until they leave our store to find a home in your house or garden.

Tropical Plants

Lush and exotic... This year, make tropical plants the focus in summer containers or garden beds... whether they reside 'poolside' or prefer it 'made-in-the-shade'. Plus, the larger, indoor tropical plants (foliage or flowers) also look great outside in summer containers... right now! They also can create an instant 'tropical island' atmosphere for parties on the patio.


Elephants Ear (Alocasia) The huge leaves of these plants from Asia always create a tropical atmosphere. They take center stage in containers placed in part sun or partly shady areas. Underplant them with non-stop bloomers such as Dragon Wing begonias or New Guinea impatiens for a pop of color.

Jasmine: Tropical vining plants with heavenly scented white flowers. The glossy green leaves climb trellises or  mound and trail in containers.

Gardenia: Who can resist the alluring fragrance of this southern belle? Creamy white, rose-like flowers contrast with glossy, dark-green leaves. A true classic... We even carry topiaries... while supplies last!

Mandevilla (pictured): Trumpet-like flowers on a vining plant will need a trellis or tuteur to show off its blooms from spring to fall. It's an easy, low maintenance annual with non-stop flower power!

Annual Hibiscus: We love this tropical shrub for its large, trumpet-shaped blooms that explode in yellow, orange, scarlet and pink colors. Create a fantastic container with a Hibiscus plant in topiary form by underplanting with trailing potato vines in chartreuse or black-purple leaves or the orange flowers of the annual 'Firecracker plant' (Cuphea).

Lantana (pictured in container): These clusters of tiny colorful flowers bloom all summer long with little to low maintenance... attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. When pruned into a small tree, they become the focal point in sun-loving, container plantings.

'King Tut' Papayrus: 'King Tut' is best used at a pond's edge or planted by itself in a planter as it can grow up to six ft. tall. It's a fun and funky tropical plant that LOVES water! If you plant it in a large container with no drainage, you'll create a miniature water garden for him.

SunPatiens (pictured in container): SunPatiens are hybrid impatiens that more closely resemble the New Guinea impatiens rather than the shade loving, garden impatiens. The flowers are much larger, and the foliage and growth habit are more robust... for a cool and tropical look in sun or shade! Blooming all season until frost!

Cana Lily (pictured in container)The flower resembles a large iris and blooms in red, orange, coral or yellow. Depending on the variety, the foliage color varies from green to maroon, bronze, and many variegated types. This plant loves the heat and full sun but can tolerate part shade, too.

Also... look for larger plants with a 'tropical' appeal from our indoor greenhouse.
Look for: Birds Nest Fern, Fan Palm, Sago Palm, Majesty Palm, huge Kimberley Ferns, multi-colored Croton & Fiddle-leaf Figs... subject to availability.

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Hanging Baskets

...provide vertical flower power!

Hanging baskets make it easy to decorate your spring and summer landscape. Choose from an abundance of colors and combinations of fresh, flowering annuals that are ready to hang from porches, arbors and pop into containers.

Care Tip: Keep hanging baskets consistently watered. Fertilize for season-long flowering... with granules or liquid bloom-boosting, plant fertilizers.



Edible Flowers

...a feast for the plate & palate! 

Annual and perennial flowers offer a rainbow of colors all season long, but these edible beauties can also lend fresh flavor and color to salads, appetizers, vinegars, herb butters and even cookies. Try growing the plants from the list below and include some in your favorite recipes:

- Pansy
- Johnny-Jump-Up
- Borage
- Zinnia
- Carnation
- Hollyhock
- Chives
- Garlic Chives
- Marigold
- Sweet William
- Cosmo
- Sunflower
- Lavender
- Chamomile
- Bee Balm
- Snapdragon
- Rosemary
- Sweet Alyssum
- Calendula (Pot Marigold)
- 'White Swan' Coneflower
- Bachelor Button
- Nasturtium

 

After your Nasturtiums are producing plenty of flowers and leaves, try a tasty recipe from Botanical Interest. 

Nasturtium Pesto

Bright green and full of garlic, traditional pesto is as versatile as it is delicious. However, basil doesn't have to be the only star of pesto. Try adding nasturtium leaves from your flower garden. Nasturtium adds a fresh, peppery kick to your pasta, pizza, or even eggs!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed nasturtium leaves and stems, washed and dried
  • 15 – 20 basil leaves
  • 4  garlic cloves
  • ½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • ½ cup or more of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scraping the sides periodically to fully incorporate ingredients. Add more olive oil for desired consistency. 

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