Plants

Dwarf Hydrangeas for Small Gardens or Containers

Having a smaller garden space shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a gorgeous hydrangea.  Yes, you might think that hydrangea shrubs grow big and full and require yearly pruning.  However, there are smaller, dwarf varieties that give you the same lovely, long lasting flowers, but take up less space in your landscape bed. For a general

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2022 Gold Medal Winners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) selects plants each year that are easy to grow, have multiple seasons of interest, add value to wildlife, and hardy for our area Plants are nominated from submissions by home gardeners, garden designers, horticulturists, landscape architects, nursery owners and propagators.  Once nominated, plants are reviewed by a committee of horticulturists. If

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2021 Gold Medal Winners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) selects plants each year that are easy to grow, pest free, and add beauty to the landscape for many seasons.  Plants are nominated from submissions by home gardeners, garden designers, horticulturists, landscape architects, nursery owners and propagators.  Once nominated, plants are reviewed by a committee of horticulturists. If you are

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Perennial Plant for 2021 – Sun-loving, Long Lasting & Attracts Pollinators

Calamintha Nepeta. Photo Credit: Walters Gardens The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) selects a different plant each year based on meeting certain criteria, including low maintenance needs, adaptability to a wide range of climates, pest and disease resistance, multiple seasons of interest and ease of propagation.  The 2021 pick is Calamintha Nepeta.  The past winners can

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Butterfly Milkweed – The Perennial Plant of the Year

Monarch caterpillar feeding on leaf. Pixabay photo The Butterfly Milkweed is attractive and a great pollinator plant as well!  We’re excited to bring attention to it because of its ability to support insects and birds but most importantly, Monarch caterpillars who feed exclusively on the leaves, the only host plant for the beautiful Monarch butterfly.

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Plants We Love…Hydrangea Paniculatas

Pinky Winky Hydrangea. Photo: Proven Winners Sun-loving, long blooming and easy maintenance Hydrangeas are popular summer shrubs and the variety of choices are staggering. But Panicle Hydrangeas in particular are extremely reliable and require little maintenance. It’s true that many hardy hydrangeas including paniculatas can get very large but breeders have developed dwarf and more

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