The shop is bursting with flowering lilies, hydrangeas, tulips and violets just time for Easter. We also have a large selection of ivies, begonias, and succulents to help fill your home with green and ward off the end of winter.
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Blooming hardy mums Callicarpa berries turning purple Euonymus europeaus fruits turning pink Brilliant echinacea What’s blooming in your garden this September?
Less stress for the plant Warm summer days can cause plants to be stressed because they can’t absorb enough water to support healthy growth. This is especially true for those that are newly planted and don’t have extensive root systems. Cooler air temperatures during fall months make it easier to newly planted shrubs and perennials… Read more »
Fall blooming anemones are one of the delights of the garden in the later season. The flowers of these perennials sit atop tall stems and sway in the breeze, which led to their common name ‘windflower.’ The genus anemone contains over 120 species across all temperate areas. The name comes from the Greek ‘daughter of the wind.’
In 1775 William Bartram, American naturalist, fist described the oak leaf hydrangea. He was exploring and collecting new plant specimens in south central Georgia and came across a hydrangea with ‘oak-like leaves.’
The perennial Chelone is a native plant with clean, green foliage. In late summer tall spikes of white or pink flowers bloom. The plant is named after its flowers, which look like turtles coming out of their shells (some imagination may be needed to see this!).
Sedum is a wonderful plant in a sunny, well drained garden. The fleshy leaves retain water, making sedum drought and heat tolerant once they are established in the garden. They flower in late summer, and some of the buds on our plants are just starting to open.
Callicarpa certainly lives up to it common name. Beauty berry bushes have small pink flowers in clusters along their long, arching branches during the summer. In fall and winter glossy purple berries replace the flowers.
The sweet smell of Clethra alnifolia flowers should be arriving in gardens shortly. Just the single flower stem on our desk is powerful enough to smell a few feet away.
The cool, wet weather we have had means adding new plants to the garden is ok, even in the height of summer. Planting fall performing plants earlier than their peak season allows them to become established in the garden. Here are a number of varieties we love for their flowers, fall leaf color and stunning berries.