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What's New?

in the greenhouse... and beyond!


Monday, June 5...

'Azure Skies' and 'Nantucket Blue' Hydrangeas (3 gallon size) on Sale: $39.99, reg. $59.99

OSO Easy Roses by Proven Winners: With its low growing and spreading habit, the Oso Easy roses can be used for non-stop color in flower gardens and perennial beds, as well as to keep weeds down. These roses are highly disease resistant. For best results, plant only in full sun (at least 6 hours daily) and ensure good air circulation by spacing plants properly. They don't need any special kind of pruning: simply cut them back by about one-half their total height in early spring. 'Hot Paprika' provides a bold look with its glowing orange petals and yellow center.

True Bloom™ Roses: The fabulous True Bloom™ roses have large, hybrid tea-like, flowers that are deliciously fragrant. Produces prolifically on upright bushes of dark green, disease resistant foliage. It's a repeat bloomer that will flower from early summer to frost. Matures into a large, shrub rose, landscape specimen in mixed beds or train as a climber on a wall, fence, pergola or pillar. Perfect as cut flowers, too. Attracts pollinators!

• 'Sunny' Knock Out Rose: This is one of the most fragrant members of the 'Knock Out' family with its citrus-y scent. 'Sunny' has a slightly upright habit with bright yellow flowers that fade quickly to a pastel cream color and semi-glossy, dark green foliage. FYI... The yellow flower color stays more intense during the cooler times of the year. Flowers more with more sun. 3-4 ft. tall and wide. Red and pink Knock Out roses are also available... while supplies last.

• Sunny Hanging Baskets: A profusion of yellow coreopsis pairs nicely with classic, red geraniums. Wicker, cone-shaped baskets dress up this cheerful combination. Perfect for a sunny spot. Or, beautiful shade baskets with begonias, impatiens, coleus, creeping Jenny, Dragon Wing begonias & more. Also, save on hanging baskets with an Orange Tag... $26.99, reg. $32.99... while supplies last.

• Vining Annuals: Add vertical interest and plenty of flower power all summer! A good choice for center of containers, arbors or a flat wall trellis. Choose from 'Heavenly Blue' Morning Glory, white trumpeted Moon Flower, 'Susie Orange' Thumbergia or the blue- & amethyst- flowering Hyacinth Bean 'Ruby Moon' vine. Hummingbirds love them!

• Geraniums: 10-inch Geranium pots on Sale: $29.99, reg. $39.99... while supplies last. Smaller geranium pots available, too.

Coneflowers (Echinacea): The coneflowers are starting to arrive now!  The showy, red-orange, pom-pom flowers of 'Hot Papaya' are fragrant. Drought Tolerant. Many other coneflower varieties have buds and are ready to bloom. 

• Hydrangeas are arriving: Perennial shrubs such as Big Leaf Hydrangeas: Endless Summer varieties 'Blushing Bride, the Original, and Lace Caps... along with 'Azure Skies' and  'Nantucket Blue' hydrangeas. Blooms from now until fall. Place in part sun... preferably morning sun and afternoon shade. Also, look for Panicle hydrangeas: Limelight, Little Lime, Quickfire, Tiny Quickfire (a smaller version of Quickfire that only grows to 2-3' tall x 18" to 3' wide) and many others. Blooms in summer thru fall. Place in part sun to sun for maximum growth and flowering.

Garden Phlox: A low maintenance perennial that adds a burst of color in the late-spring to late-summer garden. The panicle flowers have a sweet fragrance and bloom in pastel pinks, purples, white, coral and 2-toned colors on upright stems. Prefers full sun to very light shade in moist but well-drained soil. These perennials also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Look for 'Coral Flame' ...  a dwarf, compact garden phlox with large clusters of coral-red flowers.

• Huechera Collection: Heuchera or Coral Bells, is a versatile perennial with attractive foliage and bell-shaped flowers. They grow in a wide range of light conditions, from full sun to shade. Foliage color and bloom are best when plants receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. We carry many varieties with leaf colors of chartreuse, mahogany, berry-red, deep purple, and colorful patterning. 

'Annabelle' Hydrangeas: Or, also known as the 'Smooth Hydrangea', the classic Annabelle has clusters of white, round panicles that appear in our Midwest gardens in late spring to fall. With high humidity, heat and around mid-summer, the white flowers usually turn a green color... still pretty! This shrub grows from 3 to 5' tall and 4 to 6' wide. Performs best in partial sun or dappled shade. FYI... 'Annabelle' is a naturally occurring cultivar which was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois. 

•  A long table of Hostas in many sizes and colors are ready for your shade garden. Look for the 'Humpback Whale' hosta that will mature into an incredible, dome-shaped mound (3' tall x 7' wide) of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. The leaf color is the bluest in the springtime. Large, white flowers appear in summer. 'Patriot' Hosta on sale $11.99, reg. ... while supplies last.

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis): A partial shade, part-sun loving perennial has soft leaves with airy clusters of chartreuse flowers that appear in early summer. Beautiful choice for a grouping or as a groundcover.

• Browse the table of native perennials in the greenhouse: Nodding Onion, Butterfly weed, Milkweed, Culver Root, Purple Coneflower, Wild Geranium and many more. 

Tropical plants: Look for citrus plants, large palms, bromeliad, flowering & vining mandevillas, alocasia 'California' and exotic, large-leaved philodendrons for your patio or poolside.

• Berries & Fruits: Grow organic! We still have blueberry & raspberry shrubs. Rhubarb and strawberry plants, too.

• Plus, racks of flowering annuals to choose from in the greenhouse and sunning themselves in the outside yard. 6-packs and 4" containers of Impatiens, dragon wing begonias, New Guinea impatiens, coleus, lobelia, calibrachoa, geraniums, & many more!

Pollinator Plant Table: Browse our selection of native plants such as purple coneflowers, butterfly weed, milkweed, bee balm & others that will attract butterflies and other pollinators. Plant up a container or plant an entire garden!

Espoma Organic Bio-Tone Starter

Start your plants out right!

Espoma's Bio-tone Starter Plus is an organic fertilizer that reduces transplant shock, promotes larger root systems and creates bigger blooms. Perfect for your new hydrangeas!

Look for other organic Espoma products... 

Plant-tone: An all-purpose plant food that promotes leaf growth and blooms. All natural, long-lasting. Organic fertilizer for all flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables.

Garden-tone: Formulated specifically for vegetable gardens. Safe, long-lasting, all-natural formula contains Bio-tone-- a proprietary blend of beneficial microbes.

Holly-tone: Evergreen and Azalea Food. Better blooms and foliage. For acid-loving plants such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Hydrangeas.



... have arrived!


With scrumptious flowers and lush green foliage... peonies are a favorite shrub that blooms from late spring through early summer, depending on the location and the variety of peony you’re growing. We offer two types of peonies: Herbaceous and Itoh. Herbaceous peonies bloom earlier in the season and die back in the fall. The Itoh hybrids bloom a bit later in spring and tend to have a longer bloom time. Itoh Peonies, are superb, long-lived plants with the large, exotic blooms and the refined foliage of Tree Peonies, but with stems that die back to the ground in the fall like herbaceous Peonies. 

Herbaceous varieties:
'Sarah Bernhardt': A perennial classic, this peony has super-large, double flowers in pretty pastel pink. Enjoy their beauty and fabulous fragrance in arrangements, too.
'Scarlett O'Hara': This hardy, award-winner is well-named with its fiery scarlet-red, single petals and large yellow stamens. Attractive foliage and fragrant blooms make this a classic peony for a sunny landscape.
'Red Magic': The huge blooms are made up of feathered, deep red petals. Almost artichoke-like in shape, the petals narrow and darken to a deeper crimson as they near the center. Stunning!
'Karl Rosenfield': A true garden classic... considered to be one of the best red double peonies. This mid-season variety boasts huge, cherry-red blooms that are showstoppers in the early summer garden. Fragrant flowers with sturdy stems are excellent for cutting. Plants are virtually pest-free.

Itoh (aka intersectional hybrid peony) varieties:
'Smith Opus 2':
This peony features a mid-spring bloom with very large, flowers (6" across). Flowers are an unusual and exquisite blend of colors that is ever-changing. Petals start out pinkish but are actually a light yellow that is heavily flushed with deep lavender pink.
'Yellow Doodle Dandy': Luminous, fragrant, double blossoms in shades of lemon chiffon will light up the garden in spring and early summer. Layers of petals make up the large (up to 8”), full blossoms. 
'Cora Louise' (pictured): A large, semi-double, lightly fragrant peony with white blossoms and dark lavender central flares. Flowers stand above lush, toothed foliage. It's an especially vigorous plant can produce up to 50 blooms in a single season and the sturdy flower stems require no staking. Perfect!