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Lindera Benzoin - Spice Bush

Plant of the Month: Lindera benzoin or Spicebush

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

The Lindera benzoin or Spicebush is a native, medium sized deciduous shrub with maturity size of 15 feet tall. They have fragrant flower clusters in early spring, so keep an eye out for them soon! They also have berries that the birds love, so they are a great way to encourage wildlife in your garden. … Read More

Plant Of the Month: Hamamelis Virginiana

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Hamamelis virginiana: Common Witch Hazel is not only a great shrub/small deciduous tree with fall foliage attraction, but it creates these beautiful flowers in the early winter! It is native to the north east. I’m sure you are familiar with the name, as it has medicinally been used to treat inflammation, tumors, and swellings.

Plant of the Month: Cranesbill Geranium

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Cranesbill Geranium or Geranium Sanguineum Cranesbill Geranium is a fantastic sprawling perennial with a long bloom season. They can take a raging sun to partial shade and need very little water once established. These are easy care plants with great bursts of color in pinks, blues, whites and purples!  

Plant Of the Month: Amelanchier laevis

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Amelanchier laevis or Allegheny Serviceberry Native to North America, this smaller variety of Serviceberry has all the attributes of its parent plant without the larger size. It matures at 15-25’ tall and 10-15’ wide and has a beautiful white flower in the spring. It like full to partial sun and can tolerate wet feet.  

Plant of the Month: Hostas, An Oldie But a Goodie

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Some say overused, I say “If it ain’t broke…..”, you know what I mean? Hostas are a tolerant, shade-loving perennial that are easy on the wallet and add fantastic texture to any garden. There are literally hundreds of varieties with different leaf size, color, and flowers. One of my favorites is the Blue Angel, Hosta … Read More