Perennials growing in the production fields of our partner, Walters Gardens.
Original study: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/07/060703091932.htm
More on Purple Pearls callicarpa: http://www.provenwinners.com/plants/callicarpa/purple-pearls-beautyberry-callicarpa
Cephalanthus about to bloom in our greenhouse. Also known as button bush, this native plant loves wet soils. #gardening #flowers
Going #nofilter on this Home Run Pink rose so you can see what a screaming beacon of color it is. Wowza! #flowers #rosechat #pink
Yes, it’s been a harsh winter.
Things are FINALLY starting to leaf out - but if you aren’t seeing signs of life on rose of Sharon and weigela yet, don’t worry. That’s normal, and these are the two latest-to-leaf out of all popular landscape plants.
Double Take ‘Orange Storm’ flowering quince.Developed in North Carolina by Dr. Tom Ranney, this thornless double flowering quince turns spring’s coy reputation on its ear.
Looking for edible quince? Look elsewhere: not only does the Double Take series produce little fruit, the culinary quince is actually a totally different species, Cydonia oblonga. And it’s a small tree, not a shrub like Chaenomeles, above.
April is National Safe Digging Month. Before you do any major yard work, call 811 to have your utilities marked for free.
Need a quick and easy floral fix? Cut branches of forsythia (or other spring bloomers, like witch hazel, flowering quince, or flowering cherry), bring them indoors, and place them in water. They’ll come into bloom in 2-4 weeks - more than you can say for leaving them outdoors, at least in our neck of the woods!
Don’t mind us…we’re just pretending it’s summer. At least until we look out the window.