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Fruit Trees & Shrubs

*** Exact inventory changes daily. Visit our nursery for the most updated information. ***

Apple Crimson Crisp

Height: 12'-15'
Spread: 12'-15'
Soil: Loamy well Draining
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Light: Full Sun
Years to Bear: 2-5
Harvest: Mid September
Taste: Sub Acid, Crispy, Moderately Juicy

Apple Red Delicious

Apple Tree 'Red Delicious' | Bountiful GardensHeight: 12'-15'
Spread: 12'-15'
Soil: Loamy, Well Draining
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Light: Full Sun
Years to Bear: 2-5
Harvest: September to October
Taste: Firm, Sweet

Cherry Rynbrandt

Height: 12'-15'
Spread: 6'-8'
Soil: Loamy, Well Drained
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Light: Full Sun
Years to Bear: 4-7
Harvest: June
Taste: Mild to Sweet

Cherry Danube

Danube™ Red Juice CherryHeight: 12'-15'
Spread: /
Soil: Well Drained
Soil pH: /
Light: Full Sun
Years to Bear: 2-3
Harvest: July
Taste: Sweet Tart

Cherry Montmorency

clusters of bright red cherries hanging from a branch on a Cherry 'Montmorency' treeHeight: 10'-15'
Spread: 10'-15'
Soil: Drought, Sandy, Loamy, Well Drained
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Light: Full Sun
Years to Bear: 3-5
Harvest: June
Taste: Rich, Tart, Tangy

Seed Starting and Companion Planting

Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm

Get a head start on planning your spring and summer garden. Learn about  companion planting and learn different methods for seed starting. At the end of the class you’ll receive a small seed starting tray and some seeds to start.

A $10.00 nonrefundable fee due at registration.

Click here to register. 

Fall Clearance Sale

The Fall Clearance Sale is on with enormous savings on trees, shrubs, roses, ornamental grasses, perennials. Now is the Time to Plant! Warm days and Cool Nights provide the ideal growing environment.  Here are a few tips for seeing your late-season plantings through the winter:

  • Avoid stimulating growth: Don’t fertilize or overly amend the soil. You can add Fertilome Root Stimulator to stimulate root growth, but hold off on fertilizer until spring.
  • Don’t disturb the plant: Avoid pruning, and be very gentle with the roots while planting.
  • Keep plants watered: The worst part of cold damage is caused by desiccation, or drying out. Keep new plants watered every week or two until the ground freezes, and especially right before a heavy freeze.
  • Watch out for frost heaving: Make sure the plants stay firmly plants when the ground freezes.
  • Apply Mulch: Add mulch to keep newly planted shrubs insulated. If you’re planting cold-sensitive trees or shrubs, you can add extra protection by wrapping or banking the plants with burlap or leaves on cold nights. Be sure to uncover in the morning.
  • Wilt Stop:  Use Wilt Stop, an anti-transpirant, to prevent transplant shock and winter kill.

Spring is Here!

Spring is here and Dammann’s is full speed ahead with endless plant production of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, roses, and planters.  Trucks are beginning to arrive with fresh trees and shrubs.  Their friendly staff is ready to assist you and get you the help you need. So for any of your gardening needs experience Dammann’s West.

20 Reasons We Love Trees!

  1. Did you know just one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen? This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  2. What better way to mark the seasons—just look out your window.
  3. Trees heal. Studies show that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster with fewer complications.  And exposure to trees & nature aids concentration by reducing mental fatigue. (
  4. In one study, 98% of realtors believed that mature trees have a “strong or moderate impact” on the salability of homes listed for over $250,000. (Arbor National Mortgage & American Forests)
  5. An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Birds and wildlife can also enjoy the fruits of your labor. (
  6. More trees can equal less stress. Visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension. (Dr. Roger S. Ulrich, Texas A&M University)
  7. The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  8. One 12” caliper (trunk diameter) Sugar Maple can remove 5200mg of lead from the air in one year. (University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture)
  9. Trees store water when it rains, reducing urban runoff & erosion & breaking the force of rain as it falls. 100 mature trees can reduce rainfall runoff by up to 100,000 gallons. (USDA Forest Service)
  10. When trees reduce runoff, they are reducing the amount of sediment and chemicals transported into streams. (USDA Forest Service)
  11. As a stimulus to economic development, trees can actually attract new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas with trees are more attractive to shoppers, apartments with trees rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent. (The Arbor Day Foundation)
  12. A mature tree can have an appraised value of $1,000 to $10,000. (Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers)
  13. Trees create a lasting memory. Mark a special occasion or honor a friend or loved one by planting a tree. You can plant one at home or donate to programs that plant trees in national forests destroyed by fire. As the trees grow and prosper, so does the meaning behind them.
  14. “They are beautiful in their peace; they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us and we tend them.” (Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor)
  15. A well-placed row of trees and shrubs can reduce urban noise by 3 to 5 decibels, while wide, dense belts of mature trees can reduce noise by twice that amount, which would be comparable to noise reduction from effective highway barriers. (
  16. Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only 15 gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture. (
  17. An air conditioning unit operating in the shade of a tree or shrub uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun. (U.S. Department of Energy)
  18. Shaded parking lots keep automobiles cooler, reducing emissions from fuel tanks and engines. (U.S. Forest Service)
  19. Aren’t some of your best childhood memories associated with trees? Never thought about it? Climbing trees, tree forts, naps in the shade, hide and seek, tree swings, the perfect spot for picnics and so much more. Be a kid at heart and pass on the fun to your kids.
  20. Dammann’s carries only the highest quality trees!

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Clump

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Eastern Redbud

Rose List

*** Exact inventory changes daily. Call or visit for the most updated information. ***


"All Dressed Up™" - Weeks Roses

Every day can be a formal occasion with All Dressed Up in your garden. Long lasting and non-fading medium pink blossoms on long stems are perfect for cutting and add style and sophistication to the garden or table. Blooms are cupped and old-fashioned with a mild tea fragrance. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 4.5 - 5 feet. Spread: 36 - 48 inches.

"The Alnwick®" English Shrub Rose - David Austin Roses

Pretty, rich pink, cup-shaped buds gradually open to broad, full-petalled, shallow cups. The fully open blooms are soft pink and have an Old Rose scent, with just a hint of raspberry. The growth is bushy and relatively upright. Full sunlight. All soil types. 4 ft tall. 3 ft wide.

"America™" Climbing Rose - Star Roses

Award winning, fast growing, very vigorous climber that boasts tons of perfectly shaped coral flowers through the season. Very fragrant, which is a rare treat in modern climbers. Full sun. Grows to climb 10-12'.


"Anna's Promise®" - Weeks Roses

Anna's Promise praises the true heart and steadfast love that transcends the trials and tribulations endured by Downton Abbey's character Anna Bates. The unique color combination of golden petals with a pink blush and glowing bronze reverse is a fitting representation of Anna's character. Elegant blossoms surrounded by glossy, green foliage, exude a spicy, fruit fragrance. This graceful plant includes strong blossom stems for bouquets in the parlor. Well clothed with deep glossy green foliage. Grows very upright, 5-6' tall, 4' wide.

"Apricot Candy™" Hybrid Tea Rose - Star Roses

The ruffled edged petals contrast nicely with the soft green foliage. A good performer on both coasts—above average resistance to diseases. Full sun. Upright, 5–5½' h x 2–3' w.

"Arctic Blue" - Weeks Roses 

Lilac-lavender w/cream reverse, exceptionally drought tolerant, moderate fruit fragrance, 4-5 feet tall x 3-4 feet wide, medium blooms with a double form.

"Bathsheba™" - David Austin Roses

Apricot-yellow buds open to shallowly cupped, many petalled rosettes. They are a beautiful blend of subtle apricot-pink and soft yellow, giving the overall impression of apricot, with creamy outer petals. There is a superb floral myrrh fragrance, with hints of honey and Tea. It forms a short, vigorous climber. Full sunlight, any soil type. Climbs about 10 ft. 

"Belinda's Blush"

You'll experience love at first blush with the huge, apple-pink blooms of Belinda's Blush. This nearly-thornless shrub rose offers globular blooms packed with twenty-five to forty petals on each bloom, and spreading three inches across. Belinda's Blush is a color sport of a popular line of shrub roses bred for their disease resistance and prolific blooms. Has creamy, light-pink color, touched with yellow undertones. You'll love the raspberry-like fruity fragrance, too, and you'll find that the aroma makes Belinda's Blush an even more amazing cut flower. Full Sun. Height/Habit 4 - 6 feet. Spread: 38 - 42 inches.

"Best Kept Secret™" Hybrid Tea Rose - Star Roses

Best Kept Secret™ displays an exhibition type flower on a very compact plant. It has great, dark green, glossy foliage, and a strong citrusy fragrance. Excellent disease resistance for rust and mildew. Full sun. Compact, Bushy, 4' h x 2–3' w.

"Black Baccara®" Hybrid Tea Rose - Star Roses

The world renowned Meilland International bred this one-of-a-kind Hybrid Tea. The velvety texture of the petals and unique color will be an instant success in your garden. A wonderful addition to any cutting garden, this rose is sure to stand out. Will last up to two weeks in a vase. Full sun. Upright, 3–6' h x 2–3' w.

"Blaze Improved" 

The most popular climbing rose. Produces abundant clusters of pure red flowers. Blooms on new and old wood. Proven consistent performer. Climbing canes 12-14 ft.

"Blue Girl" Hybrid Tea Rose - Star Roses

In the realm of lavender roses this girl is actually closer to the unattainable goal of the “true blue” rose than most others. Her clean, pale color comes as close as it gets. Nice, fruity fragrance and long stems make it perfect for cutting. More vigorous than most of its kind. Full sun. Bushy, Medium, 2½–3' h x 2' w.

"Boscobel" - David Austin Roses

Red buds open to beautifully formed, upward-facing, coral-pink rosettes. Small petals of varying shades mingle to provide a most pleasing effect. The myrrh fragrance has delicious hints of hawthorn, elderflower, pear and almond. It forms an upright shrub. Full sunlight. Grows to 4 ft tall and 4 ft wide.

"Burst of Joy™" - Weeks Roses

Truly vibrant color is a tough goal in grandiflora hybridization. Making that color hold up well is even harder to achieve. All of that plus good disease resistance is incredibly difficult. So when Burst of Joy™ totally delivered in all of those qualities, the name came really easily. Even in hotter environments, the bright bicolor holds on really well. It eventually turns a pretty coral, still with that yellow reverse. The bloom shape is classic and well–formed. You'll get more stems with just one flower than you would on most floribundas, it's almost like a hybrid tea flower on a compact floribunda habit. In fact, it's compact enough that it can be used in a large patio pot. The disease resistance, though average for modern grandifloras, is pretty remarkable for one with such an exotic bloom color. Full Sun. Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet. Spread: 4 - 5 feet.

"Celestial Night™" - Weeks Roses

Introducing a newcomer that is sure to make a name for itself in the gardening world—Celestial Night™. Very rare in a purple variety, it displays resistance to the diseases that can plague rose growers and cause reduced flower production and shorter blooming periods. With Celestial Night, you get an abundance of big, double ruffled blooms of deep plum-purple on a hardy, rounded plant. In fact, the roses are so full and vibrant, they can easily be seen from a distance. Its pleasing, subtle fragrance makes it an exceptional landscape rose. Also makes a superb addition to fresh arrangements. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches. Spread: 24 - 36 inches.

"Ch-Ching!™" - Weeks Roses

With this color sport (mutation) of Strike It Rich, our 2007 AARS winner, you can hit the jackpot again. It cashes in with all the same great plant qualities—same super vigorous bushy clean plant that flowers like a weed & smells up a storm. But it's just a different color—a clear long-lasting even glowing yellow. Very deep red new shoots & dark green leaves set off the many showy clusters of blossoms. Medium-tall. Growth Habit: Upright, bushy. Plant Height" 5¾ to 6.5 feet.

"Chantilly Cream™" - Weeks Roses

Here's a classic hybrid tea type whose strong, very sweet fragrance will enthrall the olfactory senses of any person fortunate enough to happen across your garden. An overall full plant, Chantilly Cream's double flowers create an old-fashioned look, and the bush is nice and vigorous. Despite the bloom coloring being on the light side, this rose stands up to the heat of the summer sun, and its hues are long lasting. It also features very strong resistance to such diseases as rose rust, downy mildew and powdery mildew. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 18 - 60 inches. Spread: 24 - 60 inches.

"Claire Austin" English Climbing Rose - David Austin Roses

This vigorous, upright rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. It bears pleasingly cupped, pale lemon buds which gradually open to large, creamy white flowers, the outer petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles. Full Sunlight to Partial Sunlight. All soil types. Grows to climb up to 12 feet. 

David Austin Roses "Carding Mill"

The blooms are a beautiful blend of pink, apricot and yellow, giving the overall impression of orange. They have a lovely myrrh fragrance. It forms a bushy, rounded shrub with quite straight stems.

"Crown Princess Margareta®" English Climbing Rose - David Austin Roses

A vigorous climber, bearing neat, fragrant, apricot-orange rosettes. They are produced with exceptional freedom and regularity. Full sunlight to partial sunlight. All soil types. Grows to climb up to 12 feet. 

"Dick Clark" - Weeks Roses

Black-red buds spiral open to show off swirls of cream edged & washed with vibrant cherry pink. But that's not the end of the exhibit on these classically-formed fragrant flowers. When the sun strikes the petals, they begin to blush burgundy, finishing as a deep dark red. Put all this color against super-shiny-green foliage with nice long cutting stems and you've got a killer combo. Easy to grow & great vigor. Largest flower size in cooler temps. Medium-tall. Growth Habit: Broadly rounded, bushy. Plant Height: 5' to 5½'. Plant Width: 3' to 4'.

"Easy Going™" - Weeks Roses

If you thought life was good when we brought you Livin' Easy, you'll need to buy an extra hammock to deal with Easy Going. It's just like 'Mom' in every way except color…same glossy foliage, same great flower power, same bushy habit, same great disease resistance. But one color gene has inexplicably dropped out (a 'sport') to give even brighter green foliage and a delectable peachy golden yellow color that holds to the very end. Scrumptious! Consistent in every climate. Great in mass plantings. Rounded, bushy. Plant Height: 35 inches to 5 feet. Plant Width: 2 feet.

"Easy Spirit™" - Weeks Roses

Experience the feeling of freedom that comes from the purity of the classy white large flowers with a cream base of Easy Spirit. The perfectly formed buds and flowers hold their beauty throughout the life of the flower, making them great for enjoyment as a bouquet. As a member of the tough as nails Easy-To-Love rose collection, you know you can expect 'NATURAL DISEASE RESISTANCE'. Across the USA, from East to West and North to South, Easy Spirit has shown strong resilience to rose diseases. That means you will be feeling very relaxed and stress-free as you won't have to work hard to express the full blooming potential and create an impact in the garden. The upright compact plant with clean glossy green foliage is the ideal backdrop to the non-burning & long-lasting cream flowers. Now seize the day and see life on the brighter side - the Easy Spirit side! Growth Habit: Upright.

"Fun in the Sun™" - Weeks Roses

This new Grandiflora maintains its color to the end and provides a delightfully fruity scent, inviting butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. It's a true English-style rose that contains 60-85 petals in each of its 3-4" flower heads, appearing in clusters of 5 or 6 blooms per stem. True to its name, Fun in the Sun thrives in full sun with thorough watering early in the day. It's perfect for bringing a sophisticated ambiance to border gardens. We love it as an eye-catching focal point in bouquets and vases, too. 

"Golden Opportunity™" Climbing Rose - Weeks Roses

Your garden will reach new heights with this new climbing rose. Each 3.5-4" flower head contains 35-45 petals and gives off a deliciously fruity scent that attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Its vine-like stems and foliage can take this beautiful rose to heights of over 10' tall. Plant Golden Opportunity wherever you'd like to add vertical interest. Try it on sunny patios and pergolas, or add it to border gardens. The roses make a charming addition to cut flower arrangements, too. 

"Golden Showers" Climbing Rose - Star Roses

Popular yellow climber has bright yellow-gold flowers with honey-like fragrance, blooming spring through fall on robust plants. Full sun. Grows to climb 10-12'.

"In Your Eyes®" Climbing Rose - Weeks Roses

These are not your average shrub rose blooms. Once considered its own genus, the Persian rose is a tough desert native with a distinctive halo around the center of the bloom, a characteristic it passed down to In Your Eyes® hulthemia roses. Thanks to this parentage, the In Your Eyes® rose is also diamond-tough, disease-resistant, and wildly prolific. You'll get big clusters of blooms in sophisticated pastel shades. The flower actually starts cream–yellow with a red eye and matures to lavender with a purple eye, but as each bloom appears and matures in its own time, the clusters will be fascinatingly multi-colored from spring to fall. In Your Eyes® shrub rose also boasts a fragrance that is mild and fruity. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet. Spread: 24 - 36 inches.

"Julia Child" - Weeks Roses

Just before our wonderful American icon left us, she selected this exceptional rose to bear her name. Julia loved the even butter gold color & the licorice candy fragrance. Yet it wasn't just the old-fashioned blooms that inspired the recipe. The perfectly rounded habit, super glossy leaves & great disease resistance finish off the dish. An awesome AARS award winner—a right & proper honor for a dear friend. Consistent, hardy & floriferous in all climates. Very disease resistant. Growth Habit: Very rounded, bushy. Plant Height: 26 to 31 inches. Plant Width: 20 to 26 inches.

"Ketchup & Mustard™" - Weeks Roses

Slap a layer of the brightest red onto a backside of darkest yellow & set it atop the greeniest glossiest leaves. Better yet, the flowers hold on to their attention-getting tones to the very end…dropping from the well-behaved rounded plant just in time to welcome the next round of abundant bloom. Tidy enough to tuck into a landscape, lend an accent to a container or top a rose tree. No buns or weenies required. Best flower size in cooler conditions. Bold & beautiful! Growth Habit: Rounded, bushy. Plant Height: 35 to 47 inches.

"Lady in Red™" Climbing Rose - Weeks Roses

Care to dance? Cause 'Lady in Red...she's dancing with me'.. with her long climbing arms. Don't worry, she won't invade your dancing space as the plant is well contained and more compact than many Climbers. The lady was born and raised in the USA, with her flowers bearing the true classic AMERICAN red coloration. That means no hues of pink or blue all the way to the end of the flower's life. The large ruffled old-fashioned blossoms will take your breath away and falling in love with this lady is the only possible outcome. Are you ready to dance the night away? You better be because the vigorous plant generates bounteous flowers just waiting for a dance partner. Plant Habit: Long canes of 8-10 feet. Growth Habit: Climbing & spreading.

"Life of the Party™" - Weeks Roses

This floribunda has a seemingly endless production of petal-packed, fruit-scented flowers that will perfume your garden and please your senses for months on end. Two or three days after opening, Life of the Party™ Rose bush's clusters of old-fashioned double blooms will proceed to add a blush of pink to their yellow hue. Each sumptuous flower is filled with 55 to 65 petals. The dark, dense foliage allows Life of the Party™ Rose to serve as a great low hedge. With its rounded, compact, and upright form, it adds life to small spaces and containers. This vigorous, English-style floribunda thrives in hot, dry climates and has good disease resistance. Life of the Party™ Floribunda Rose will make a fantastic and festive addition to any garden. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches. Spread: 24 - 36 inches.

"Life's Little Pleasures™" Miniature Rose - Weeks Roses

Make sure to take time to find enjoyment in Life’s Little Pleasures. Very double blooms of lavender pink, fade to lavender but then hold their color to the very end. An abundance of blooms, with excellent bud and flower form, sit atop a well rounded shrub with a compact habit. Height: 2-3ft. Width: 1-2ft.

"Livin' Easy™" -  Weeks Roses

All you have to do is just stick it in the ground, give it a little water, kick back and watch it grow. The foliage is so glossy green and free from black spot that the bush looks great even without flowers. But you won't have much of an opportunity to see just leaves 'cause it blooms up a storm. Scrumptious flowers of showy apricot orange will light up your landscape. Very consistent in all climates. Great in the landscape or in mass plantings. Growth Habit: Rounded, bushy.
Plant Height: 30 inches to 5 feet. Plant Width: 2 to 6 feet.

"Love at First Sight™" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

This is the hybrid tea for smaller gardens and patio planters. While most reach about 5–6' tall, this one stops at about 3' tall. The flower form follows a growing trend in modern European rose gardens—the ball–shaped bud opens into a less–pointed bloom than the typical high–centered hybrid tea bloom. It's a little more rounded, and the extra curve is striking. This style is still very new in American gardens. Subtle bicoloring—red on the front of each petal that pales on the reverse—further enhances the rare shape. You'll be proud of your elegant fresh bouquets. Love at First Sight™ is a modern, improved cultivar, and its much cleaner foliage makes it especially disease resistant. That includes resistance to black spot—the disease rosarians detest. The blooms also carry a slight perfume and attract beneficial pollinators through summer. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 36 - 42 inches. Spread: 36 - 48 inches.

"Love Song™" - Weeks Roses

Loads of big beautiful blooms can nearly cover this sultry siren. Her profusion of pulchritude is only matched by the surprising duration of the display. Those lovely lavender old-fashioned flowers just seem to last and last...without turning a lurid gray. Underneath all that beauteousness is a bushy rounded plant clothed with great rich green leaves. But you may have to dig to find 'em. Go ahead …bury your face in those beautiful clusters and burst into song. It'll be love at first sight. Largest flower size in cool temps. Growth Habit: Very rounded, bushy. Plant Height: 35 to 47 inches.

"Oklahoma" - Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

You might not expect the Sooner sister of Mister Lincoln to have such a dusky dark red color. But yes, she does have the same delicious scent. This most known of the black-reds produces big buds and graceful flowers on a bushy plant beset with large leaves. Darkest color & best performance with some heat. Growth Habit: Bushy. Plant Height: 4' to 8'. Plant Width: up to 4'.

"Munstead Wood" English Shrub Rose - David Austin Roses

Light crimson buds gradually open to reveal very deep velvety crimson blooms. The flowers are large cups at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. There is a strong Old Rose fragrance with warm, fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson. Full sunlight. All soil types. 3ft tall. 3.5 ft wide.

"Oregold" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

Whether it's named for the metal or the beautiful State is hard to say. But, no matter what, the lasting deep yellow color of the big pointed buds and large finely-formed flowers is certainly a beauty to behold. The glossy ­polished dark green leaves make the blooms sparkle all the more. Cool conditions improve color & size. Growth Habit: Upright. Plant Height: 5' to 6' 7". Plant Width: 4'.

"Painted Porcelain" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

Add a dash of sophistication and a blush of color to your cottage garden, rose bed or flower border with this elegant variety. Its lovely buds unfurl to release classically shaped, 3½–4" blooms with 25 to 30 petals apiece and enough sweet fragrance to attract butterflies and other pollinators. Each flower has a butter-yellow centre, a white base and light pink outer petals, giving it the look of delicate, hand-painted porcelain. This is an upright, moderately spreading rose with attractive, dark green foliage. Offers good resistance to powdery mildew and rust fungus. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 42 - 60 inches. Spread: 36 - 48 inches.

"Perfume Factory™" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

If you love tea roses, you'll just adore Perfume Factory! This aromatic superstar emerges in early summer with large, magenta-plum blooms that are simply sublime. Flowers with great substance reach 4" across and boast layers of soft petals and a strong spicy-fruity scent. The bushy, upright plants are perfect for creating a perfumed walkway or adding bold color to sunny borders. Excellent resistance to powdery mildew and rust. Full Sun. Height/Habit: 42 - 66 inches. Spread: 24 - 36 inches.

"Pope John Paul II" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

Among the finest, most fragrant white roses of all time, this exceptional Hybrid Tea has received top ratings for vigorous growth, bushy full habit, disease resistance, abundance of flower & perfect flower form. The Pope John Paul II rose produces large & luminous pure white blossoms with a delightful, fresh citrus fragrance. The lavishly petaled flowers shine against the abundance of dark green foliage. Comments: Larger flower size in the cool spring. More pink in cooler conditions. Growth Habit: Very upright, bushy. Plant Height: 4' to 5'.

"Queen Elizabeth" - Weeks Roses & Star Roses

You would be hard pressed to find any better rose to carry the name of England's beloved monarch than this American turning-point in roses. This first and finest Grandiflora adorns gardens all over the world with a profusion of pleasing pink buds and large blooms on long-stemmed clusters. Proven consistent performer. Lots of color. Growth Habit: Upright. Plant Height: 5 to 10 feet. Plant Width: 1.5 to 3 feet.

"Queen of Sweden" English Shrub Rose - David Austin Roses

Exquisite little buds open to half-enclosed cups, eventually becoming wide, shallow, upward-facing cups of pleasing formality. The color begins as soft-apricot pink, gradually changing to pure soft pink over time. There is a lovely myrrh fragrance. Full sunlight, partial sunlight. All soil types. 5ft tall. 3 ft wide. 

"R. Rugosa Alba" Rugosa Rose - David Austin Roses

Single, white flowers of silky texture with a strong Old Rose fragrance. These are quickly followed by exceptionally large, orange-red hips that ripen together with the last of its blooms. It forms a vigorous, spreading shrub. Full sunlight, partial sunlight. All soil types. 4ft x 4ft.

"Raspberry Rugostar" Rugosa Rose - David Austin Roses

A true groundcover version of the popular Rugosa variety, Raspberry Rugostar’s deep pink blooms cover this very prostrate plant, beginning in June and lasting throughout the warmer months. A delightful, light clove fragrance fills the air to enhance the appeal of this disease-resistant rose. 2'-3' x 3'-4'

"Scentimental™" - Weeks Roses

You might think stripes are a new-fangled thing. But it's the old rose heritage that brings the genetic striping to this spicy scented new-comer. Each petal is as unique as a snowflake—some more burgundy-splashed-white, some more cream-swirled-red—all on the same vigorous plant. The old-fashioned form & fragrance may remind you of its stingy blooming ancestors. Yet the nearly continuous number of blossoms lets you know there's modern kinfolk in there, too. Distinctive clean quilted foliage. Best color & size in moderate temps. Perfect for potpourri. Growth Habit: Rounded. Plant Height: 35 to 47 inches. Plant Width: 31 to 43 inches.

"Silver Lining™" - Weeks Roses

The glamour of the silver screen comes to life in this modern rose. This 2021 introduction has a mild tea fragrance and a classical shape. Silver Lining blossoms throughout the summer and into early fall, producing glamorous, spiraled silver-lavender blooms. Its bushy, deep green foliage maintains a stunning glossiness and a moderate spread. This floribunda offers good disease resistance and attracts pollinators and butterflies. A new rose with classic beauty, Silver Lining is perfect for adding to a new or established rose garden, or for including a touch of romance to a sunny border or bed. Full Sun, Partial Shade. Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches. Spread: 24 - 36 inches.

"State of Grace™" - Weeks Roses

As the name describes, the transition from bud to bloom is seamless here, the flowers staying elegant throughout. The coloring is very elaborate, too. Bronzy pink outer petals stretch to reveal a gorgeous golden center, all hues blending together into a nice, soft tone. As a grandiflora, it'll produce 3-4 of these nice large flowers in a cluster. They'll be accompanied by a moderate fruit fragrance, and tons of the neighborhood butterflies. Excellent downy and powdery mildew resistance, and good all-around disease resistance. The habit is uniform, compact and rounded with flowers tidily blooming and reblooming on top. Full Sun. Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet. Spread: 4 - 5 feet.

"Sweet Spirit™" - Star Roses

Sweet Spirit™ has a fully double, traditional hybrid tea rose bloom with a strong, sweet fragrance. It grows well in hot, humid climates. A breakthrough combining fragrance and disease resistance on a Grandiflora Plant, it is a wonderful rose for cutting. Full sun. Rounded, Bushy, 3–4' h x 3' w.

"Teasing Georgia®" English Climbing Rose - David Austin Roses

A particularly free-flowering climber, producing impressive displays of blooms into fall. The refined rosette flowers are rich yellow at the center, fading to palest yellow on the edges. Full sunlight. All soil types. Grows to climb 12 ft tall.

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles®" English Climbing Rose - David Austin Roses

A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves. Full sunlight. All soil types. Grows to climb 8 ft.

"Thomas À Becket™" English Shrub Rose - David Austin Roses

A rose of similar character to the Species Roses, with natural, shrubby growth. The informal rosette flowers are a striking crimson-red. Held in medium-large sized heads, they nod attractively on their stems. The Old Rose fragrance has a distinct lemon zest character. Full sun, partial sun. All soil types. 5ft tall. 4 ft wide.

"Tropicana" Hybrid Tea Rose - Weeks Roses

Tropicana carries a terrific reputation that still flourishes worldwide. Large shapely blossoms ­illuminate the garden with warm colors and fruity fragrance. Big pointed buds are borne on long stems clothed with glossy green foliage. Best performance east of the Rockies. Growth Habit: Spreading. Plant Height42" to 6'. Plant Width42" to 6'.

"Twilight Zone" - Weeks Roses

Big fat buds open to very double old-fashioned flowers of deep velvet purple overlaid with a wisp of smoke…a purple haze for the garden. Strongly scented with a combination of clove & lemony citrus blossom. Deep green leaves cover the plant & compliment the remarkably-colored flowers. Tempting mysterious tones, seductive fragrance and old-fashioned form…it's a winner! More purple in moderate temps. Growth Habit: Slightly spreading, rounded.
Plant Height: 30 to 35 inches.

"Violet's Pride™" - Weeks Roses

The popular Downton Abbey character Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, is a fierce woman who always cares for and protects her family. Inspired by the iconic shades of Lady Violet's lavender dresses, the rose Violet's Pride is even more exquisite with a magenta-colored heart on the inner petals. Just as Lady Violet is known for her traditional upper-class values, Violet's Pride undeniably belongs to the aristocracy of the rose world with dense foliage, resilience from diseases and a sophisticated grapefruit and fruit-like fragrance worthy of any noblewoman. As Lady Violet was particularly proud of her garden for producing Best in Show blossoms, the prolific blooming rose Violet's Pride generates some of the most elegant buds and flowers that are worthy of first prize. The flowers are held proudly on top of a vigorous and even rounded bush. Growth Habit: Rounded & bushy.

"Wollerton Old Hall" English Climbing Rose - David Austin Roses

A wonderfully fragrant climber – its strong, warm myrrh fragrance has intense hints of citrus. The buds have attractive flashes of red, open to beautifully rounded, chalice-shaped blooms of pale apricot, eventually paling to cream. Full sunlight, partial sunlight. All soil types. Grows to climb 12 ft. 

We carry many roses, but they can turn over quickly. Call or visit us for the most updated info. 

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Creating and Maintaining a Terrarium

Terrariums – Creating and Maintaining

Choose an open container that will fit your needs, and choose plants that are compatible in lighting, watering, and humidity needs. Your plant foundation will consist of four layers:

  1. Bottom Layer (Drainage) – pebbles, pea gravel, or very coarse sand.
  2. On top of Bottom Layer – spread a thin layer of activated charcoal to help clean the air of the fumes caused when the organic materials begin to decompose
  3. Third Layer – thin cover of sphagnum moss spread over first two layers, This prevents the soil from sifting into the drainage layer.
  4. Final Layer – Potting Mix with one part course sand added – increase sand if creating a desert type terrarium garden. (Do not use beach sand.)

Inspect plants you are using for signs of insects or disease, or any other potential problem. Choose plants of varying height, shape, texture and color to create the desired landscape effect. Will the garden be viewed from all sides? If so, larger plants should be planted in the middle, with lower plants around it. If the terrarium will be viewed from one side, then the tallest plant should be placed in the back, with lower plants in the foreground. Experiment placement by moving in their containers until placement is confirmed. Remove plant from its pot, and place in a pre dug hole, Unlike planting in the garden, it is not necessary to loosen the plant’s roots. In a terrarium, you don’t want the plants to grow too quickly, and leaving the root ball compacted will slow the growth.

Firm the soil gently around the roots. Do not crowd the plants or place them directly against the sides of the container. Allow sufficient space for them to grow and spread. After planting, the soil should be slightly moistened. Never allow the soil to be soggy unless you are growing “bog” plants. A lid should then be placed on the terrarium (You may have to use your imagination to find the appropriate lid.)

Check the terrarium frequently for the appearance of condensation on the glass. If large water drops appear on the glass, the container should be left open for a while until any excess moisture evaporates. In some cases, it may be necessary to keep the lid slightly opened to allow for fresh air circulation. A balanced terrarium should have a certain amount of moisture on the glass. A completely enclosed terrarium requires little or no watering. If it is not totally enclosed, you may have to water on a weekly or monthly basis (more often for open terrariums or dish gardens).

The addition of water becomes necessary if no condensation accumulates on the glass. When water is eventually needed, it should be added a small amount at a time, since there is no place for the surplus water to run off. (Overwatering quickly increases the danger of fungus or mold.) Check again the next day, and if no condensation has appeared, more water may be added. When in doubt, always water less, but watch carefully so that the plants do not become too dry and wilt.

Generally, terrariums should not need fertilizing, but if the plants start to appear malnourished, you may feed them all-purpose houseplant food at ¼ strength. Occasionally, it may become necessary to prune or replace a dead plant. Diseased plants should be removed immediately.

A focal point may be added to your terrarium landscape, such as a rock or stick to simulate boulders or logs or a small statue as part of the garden.

5 Reasons to Start Seeds Indoors

5 Reasons to Start Seeds Indoors

  • You’ll save money – seeds are less expensive than plants.
  • You can choose from an almost endless variety of heirloom and commercially bred seeds.
  • You’ll enjoy vegetables earlier in the season.
  • It’s a fun project to do with your kids!
  • Nothing beats the joy of watching a seed grow and the sense of accomplishment when you harvest your own food.

11 Tips to Seed Starting Success

Start seeds 4 to 6 weeks before you plant in the garden. Cool season crops like broccoli or lettuce can go into the garden before the last frost. Warm season crops like tomatoes and peppers should not be planted until all danger of frost is past. Almost anyone can succeed by following the guidelines below.

  1. Fresh is best. Start with fresh, high quality seeds each year.
  2. Plastic is fantastic. You can purchase plastic trays and kits designed specifically for starting seeds. They’re clean and free of pathogens, they keep soil uniformly moist and allow for adequate drainage.
  3. Use a magical mix. Good mixes, like Espoma Organic Seed Starter, ensure that you’ve got a lightweight, clean and sterile medium without insects, fungus or weeds. Moisten the mix with a little water (damp, not soggy).
  4. Packets know best. Plant your seeds according to the depth and spacing directions on the seed packet. Cover the seeds with soil mix and tamp down to ensure that the seeds are held in firm contact with the soil.
  5. Bottom’s up. It can be challenging to apply the right amount of water to freshly sown seeds by pouring, sprinkling or spraying. It’s better to water from the bottom. That means placing the planting container into a larger pan of shallow water for a short time (few seconds to a couple of minutes).
  6. Take cover. Loosely cover with plastic wrap after watering to retain moisture. Check the moisture daily and watch for germination. As soon as the seeds germinate, remove the plastic wrap
  7. Stay warm. For most seeds, sprouting requires a minimum temperature of about 65° to 75°F. If the ambient temperature is less than that, you can use a heating pad or position a space heater nearby. Just make sure the soil doesn’t dry out.
  8. Let the sun shine in. Most seeds need about 12 to 16 hours of sunlight each day. Place your set containers in a sunny location such as a window with southern exposure. Once the seeds sprout, turn the container a little each day. This will prevent seedlings from overreaching in one direction toward the light.
  9. The need to feed. Don’t use fertilizer on seedlings until they have sprouted! In the very early growth stage, the seed provides its own nourishment, but once leaves develop, it’s time for a little fertilizer like Espoma Plant-tone.
  10. Harden them off. Your sheltered seedlings need to get ready for the outdoors. For 7 to 10 days, put your plants outside for a few hours each day, increasing their exposure to sunlight & wind. Cut back on watering a bit, too. Your plants will be hearty and better prepared for transplanting
  11. No stripping. Slowly, gently remove plants from their containers without stripping the roots naked or tearing them. Plant them in the ground and mix in a really good starter plant food like Bio-tone Starter Plus in with the soil.

Now that the plants are safely in the ground, there’s just one last step. Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done-and look forward to enjoying the fruits (or flowers and veggies) of your labor later in the season.

Hot Peppers!

Come in today while we have a good supply and get your hot peppers – Trinidad Scorpion, Ghost, World’s Hottest, Habanero, Jalapeno, Hot Hungarian, Carolina Reaper and more!


Proven Winner Perennials for 2024

Perennials for 2024!

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We grow over 6,000 perennials (many Proven Winners) that include bulbs, bare roots and plugs. We begin with quality products from quality vendors. Our growing crew uses only excellent soil and carefully monitors light conditions, temperature and moisture levels. Dammann’s remains cognizant of the fact that not all perennials are alike and will require different care. When purchasing our perennials, you can be assured that they are well rooted and ready for your garden.

Heuchera Dolce® ‘Wildberry’-  Get a splash of purple in your garden! Large, scalloped, incredibly glossy leaves are a bold shade of purple. Charcoal veins accent the leaves. Dark stems hold rosy pink calyxes and white flowers. Color is more vibrant and true purple than “Wild Rose” and is perfect for sun or shade. Pollinator Friendly.* North American Native* Height 10 – 14″ Spread 16 – 20″



Sweet Romance® Lavender-  Sweet Romance is a favorite for its ability to bloom the first year. Blooms in early summer and lasts into early fall. Perfect for cutting for fresh and dried bouquets with its cluster of flowers. Color is blue purple flowers with silver green leaves. Perfect for sun. Height 12-18″ Spread 12-18″


Pardon My Cerise® Bee Balm- Creates colorful and sweet fragrant borders. Flowers in high summer. Attracts pollinators. Great as a container plant and in landscaping. Color is dark cherry pink. Part sun to sun. Height 14-18″ Spread 10-12″. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.





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Shade Tree List

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Crimson King MapleMaple 'Crimson King' 
Height: 40'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Oval when young, becoming rounded
Foliage: Deep purple
Fall Color: Maroon to reddish-bronzeThe most commonly used cultivar of the purple-leaved Norway Maples, Crimson King retains its purple foliage color well from spring until fall.

Maple 'October Glory®' 
Height: 40'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Broadly oval to round
Foliage: Medium green, glossy
Fall Color: Deep red to reddish-purpleA round headed selection which is the last cultivar to color in the fall. While it is less
cold hardy than most cultivars, it seems to be better adapted to areas with mild winters and hot summer temperatures. 

Legacy Sugar MapleMaple 'Legacy'  Height: 50'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Oval
Foliage: Glossy dark green, reddish-orange to red in fall
Legacy produces a very symmetrical oval crown. This, combined with its glossy dark green leaves makes it one of the most handsome Sugar Maples in summer. Its leaves are quite tough and resist leaf
tatter and drought.

Skyline HoneylocustHoneylocust 'Skyline®' 
Height: 45'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Broadly pyramidal
Foliage: Fine textured, medium green
Fall Color: GoldenThe most widely used Honeylocust cultivar. Its upright spreading branch angles, well behaved form and environmental tolerance make Skyline® an ideal street tree in many situations.Thornless.

Sunburst HoneylocustHoneylocust 'Sunburst®' 
Height: 40'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Irregular, somewhat rectangular outline
Foliage: Bright yellow tip growth
Fall Color: YellowbrownUsed for its bright golden yellow, fine textured foliage. The new growth is always bright yellow which contrasts attractively with the darker yellow green interior foliage. Thornless.

Happidaze SweetgumSweetgum 'Happidaze' 
Height: 45'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Pyramidal
Foliage: Bright green,
rounded lobes
Fall Color: Orange to
purpleThe foliage is completely unique among Sweetgum. Excellent variety with minimal fruiting.

Slender Silhouette SweetgumSweetgum 'Slender Silhouette' 
Height: 60'
Spread: 8'
Shape: Tightly columnar
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Orange to burgundyThis fastigiate tree grows quickly to form a tall, strikingly narrow column. One of the tightest and narrowest trees available, it is easier to grow than most. Those grown as hedges quickly become effective visual screens, while single specimens mature to become landscape exclamation points.

Tulip TreeTulip Tree
Height: 60'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Oval
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Bright, clear yellow
Flower: Yellow to greenish yellow with orange centerA large, fast growing tree, native to the eastern U.S. It flowers in late spring to early summer. Flowers are large, yellow-green with an orange center, and their shape resembles that of a tulip.

Dawn RedwoodDawn Redwood
Height: 70'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Narrow, conical
Foliage: Medium green, deciduous conifer
Fall Color: Rusty orangeFast-growing conifer presents a very bright summer appearance due to its light green needles. Deciduous character allows winter sun to penetrate.

Wildfire BlackgumBlack Gum 'Wildfire' 
Height: 40'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Broadly pyramidal to oval
Foliage: Dark green, red new growth
Fall Color: Yellow-orange to purplishOffers an extra season of brightly colored foliage. Spring brings a surprising flush of deep red new growth, which continues as long as new leaves emerge. Summer foliage is green, changing to autumn tints of orange-yellow to purplish red.

Kwanzan CherryCherry 'Kwanzan' 
Height: 30'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Stiffly vase shaped
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Bronze-orange to orange-red
Flower: Double, rosy pink in clustersLarge double pink flowers make it the showiest cherry in spring and account for its great popularity.

Canada Red Choke CherryChokecherry 'Canada Red' 
Height: 25'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Leaves emerge green, turn purple in summer
Fall Color: Red to reddish purple
Flower: Small white, in long clustersA very cold hardy tree, used for its foliage which changes from green in spring to dark purple as the weather warms, then intensifies to reddish in autumn.

Pin OakOak 'Pin'
Height: 55'
Spread: 40'
Shape: Pyramidal with slender horizontal branches
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Rusty orange to redThe strong central leader is maintained to the top. Branches are long, slender and horizontally layered, giving this large tree an elegant appearance.

Northern Red OakOak 'Northern Red' 
Height: 50'
Spread: 45'
Shape: Rounded
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: RedLarge, fast growing, broad headed tree. The large leaves turn from a rich green to deep red in the fall. Excellent for shade or native stands.


Weeping WillowWillow-Weeping 
Height: 40'
Spread: 60'
Shape: Broadly weeping
Foliage: Light green
Fall Color: YellowFast growing, tough and widely adapted weeping tree. Can tolerate wet zones. Graceful appearance near water features.

Bald CypressBald Cypress
Height: 55'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Pyramidal
Foliage: Medium green, deciduous conifer
Fall Color: Rusty

Native to wetlands of the South, bald cypress is also surprisingly tolerant of dry soils and is hardy enough to survive in parts of southern Canada. A deciduous conifer, it has done well in urban street plantings.

Greenspire LindenLinden 'Greenspire®' 
Height: 40'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Pyramidal, symmetrical
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellowish

Greenspire® is the standard of comparison among the Lindens. It has a strong central leader, very uniform branch arrangement and a symmetrical,pyramidal form.

green vase zelkovaZelkova 'Green Vase' 

Zone: 5
Height: 45'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Vase shape, with upright arching branches
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Orange
A vigorous Zelkova selection, producing a tall and graceful tree.  Its fine textured foliage produces a pleasing dappled shade. Excellent substitute for Elms.

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Conifer List

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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Arborvitae  "Emerald Green" 

This evergreen has a compact, pyramidal form eventually growing to 10-15 feet high and 3-4 ft. wide. Very dark green foliage that holds well in winter. This plant is best used in an area that is watered regularly. During dry spells in the winter Arborvitae need to be watered.

green giant

Arborvitae  "Green Giant" 

Fast growing to 25-30 ft tall and 10-15 ft wide. A large, evergreen sentinel in the landscape. An adaptable "giant," it tolerates a wide range of soil and hardiness zones and is not troubled by significant pest or disease problems. 'Green Giant' works as a single specimen or as a screen.


Arborvitae  "Techny" 

15 feet tall, 6 to 8 feet wide. A broadly based pyramidal form having dense foliage that maintains its handsome dark green coloring all year. Excellent for medium to tall hedges or screens. Evergreen. Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Canaertii JuniperJuniper "Iowa" 

Easily grown in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils in full sun. This blue/green evergreen tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, from swampy areas to dry rocky glades. Prefers moist soils, but has excellent drought resistance. This compact pyramidal cultivar has ascending branching, pretty berries in the fall, and grows to 10-20’ tall 5-8' wide.

Spartan Juniper

Juniper "Spartan" 

15-20 ft. tall and 4-6 ft. wide. A quick growing upright juniper. Its densely branched pyramidal form holds rich green foliage all year. Nice choice for year round color.

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

Spruce "Baby Blue Eyes"

Slow growing, 15 to 20 ft. tall and 8-10 ft. wide.Slower growing than the native Colorado spruce, this semi-dwarf selection is useful for smaller landscapes and confined spaces. Dense, eye-catching silvery blue-green foliage holds its color well. Growing only a few inches per year, it develops a broad, pyramidal form.


Spruce "Bakeri" 

Perfect dwarf Slow growing beauty! This bright blue spruce has even brighter feathery new growth in spring. Tops out around 20 ft high.

Colorado Blue Spruce

Spruce "Colorado Blue" 

 40 to 60 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide. This very popular evergreen conifer has a pyramidal form. A handsome tree with rigid tiered branches densely covered with stiff gray-blue needles. Use for accent, windbreak or tall screen.

Columnar Blue Spruce

Spruce "Columnar Blue"

 30-35 ft.tall and 6-10 ft. wide. A very narrow growing spruce with striking blue coloring. Useful evergreen for areas where horizontal space is limited but height is desired.

Columnar Norway Spruce

Spruce "Columnar Norway"

Fast growth to 20 ft. tall and 5 to 6 ft. wide in ten years; eventually to 30 ft. tall. Elegant columnar selection, highly valued as a specimen, perimeter planting or accent plant. Slender, uniform growth habit with dense branching to the ground. Dark green needles are slightly curved on closely set branches. Makes an ideal windbreak or privacy wall. Highly recommended for cool climates with a short growing season.

Norway SpruceSpruce "Norway" 

30-40 ft. tall and 15-20 ft. wide. A large pyramidal evergreen tree with pendulous branches that are stiff when young growing more graceful with maturity. The needles a nice green color and are soft and not prickly. This tree will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and is very cold hardy. Norway spruce are best to be planted in areas that are regularly watered.

Serbian Spruce

Spruce "Serbian" 

30-40 ft. tall and 10-15 ft. wide. A tree with a slender trunk and short ascending or drooping branches forming a very narrow, pyramidal head. One of the most graceful of the spruces.

We carry lots of unique evergreens, but due to quick turnover, call or visit us for the most updated information. 

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Ornamental Tree List

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Double Pink Weeping CherryCherry 'Double Pink Weeping' 

Height: 15'
Spread: 15
Shape: Weeping
Foliage: Small, dark green leaves
Fall Color: Golden to orange
Flower: Double pink blooms
A gracefully weeping, finely branched tree, with beautiful cascading form.  Can be pruned annually change its character or to maintain size.

kwanzan-cherry-tree-mainCherry 'Kwanzan'

Height: 20'-25'
Spread: 20'
Shape: upright vase
Foliage: emerges a ruby-bronze , fades to dark green
Fall Color: Golden to orange
Flower: Double pink blooms

2e45acdb813015d62197ea41a09cebcbCherry 'Yoshino'

Height: 25'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Broad-round, open crown
Foliage: dark-green leaves
Fall Color: Golden to orange
Flower: White semi-fragrant blooms

cinderellaCrabapple 'Cinderella' 

Height: 8'
Spread: 4'
Shape: Grafted, can be trimmed to any size, rounded
Foliage: Green
Flower: White

Lollipop Crabapple

Crabapple 'Lollipop®' 

Height: 10'
Spread: 10'
Shape: Round, compact
Foliage: Green
Flower: White
Fruit: Yellow, 3⁄8"
Scab: Good  Fireblight: Good  Cedar-Apple Rust: Excel. Mildew: Excel.

Royal Raindrops CrabappleCrabapple 'Royal Raindrops®' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 15'
Shape: Upright spreading
Foliage: Purple, cutleaf
Fall Color: Orange-red
Flower: Bright pinkish red
Fruit: Red, 1/4", persistent
DISEASE RESISTANCE: Scab: Excel. Fireblight: Excel. Cedar-Apple Rust: Excel. Mildew: Good

Sagent tina crabCrabapple 'Sargent Tina' 

Height: 5'
Spread: 6'
Shape: Small rounded dwarf tree
Foliage: Medium green, small leaves
Flower: Bright red buds opening to single white flowers
Fruit: Bright red, 1⁄4"

Spring Snow CrabappleCrabapple  'Spring Snow' 

Height: 25'
Spread: 22'
Shape: Dense, oval
Foliage: Medium green
Flower: White
Fruit: None

Featuring pure white flowers but no fruit, this is the crab to use in locations such as patios and
courtyards where fruit would be objectionable. It flowers well on an annual basis.

velevt pillarCrabapple  'Velvet Pillar'

Height: 20' Spread: 10'
Shape: Upright
Foliage: Reddish green
Flower:Rose pink

http://www.forestwander.comDogwood 'Cherokee Brave' 
Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Upright spreading, rounded crown
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Red
Flower: Pink
Delicate pink flower bracts smother its branches in spring.

A must-have for spring gardens.

dogwood-cherokee-princessDogwood 'Cherokee Princess' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Upright oval, rounded crown
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Red
Flower: White

A lovely spring bloomer with delicate white flowers. Perfect for a specimen planting.

Golden Glory DogwoodDogwood 'Golden Glory' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 22'
Shape: Low branched, rounded
Foliage: Dark green, glossy
Fall Color: Variable, reddish
Flower: Small, yellow, in masses
Fruit: Bright red, cherry like
In form and fruit, this tree could be mistaken for a crabapple. Its exfoliating bark and masses of bright yellow flowers that appear very early in the spring make it unique.


Dogwood 'Samaritan®' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Rounded to wide vase
Foliage: Variegated cream-white and green
Fall Color: Pinkish red
Flower: Large creamy white bracts
Fruit: Red, 3/4"

Venus DogwoodDogwood 'Venus' 

Height: 15'-20'
Spread: 15-20'
Shape: Upright oval, rounded crown
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Red
Flower: White

This spectacular, fast growing hybrid Dogwood is distinguished by exceptionally large, white flowers - as large as your hand! Summer flowers yield attractive strawberry-like fall fruit. Glossy green leaves will show wonderful fall color. This vigorous selection from Rutgers University has outstanding winter hardiness, good tolerance of drought conditions and is highly resistant to disease. Deciduous.Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.

Tree HydrangeaHydrangea Tree

Height: 10'
Spread: 6'
Shape: Rounded
Foliage: Dark green
We offer both 'Quickfire' and 'Pinkie Winkie'. please call for varieties available.

Ivory Silk lilacJapanese Tree Lilac 'Ivory Silk®' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 15'
Shape: Upright spreading becoming rounded
Foliage: Dark green
Flower: Creamy white panicles
Large plumes of small white flowers smother its branches in early summer.

Black Tulip MagnoliaMagnolia 'Black Tulip' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Rustic yellow
Flower: Large, rose-red

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Single-stem, upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Yellow/brown
Flower: Yellow

A local favorite, the yellow blooms flutter in  spring breezes.

jane magnoliaMagnolia  'Jane' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Multi-stem, upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Yellow'brown
Flower: Large, Purple and Pink

Pink Saucer MagnoliaMagnolia 'Pink Saucer' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Multi-stem, upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Yellow/brown
Flower: Large, Pink and White

Royal Star MagnoliaMagnolia 'Royal Star' 

Height: 15'
Spread: 10'
Shape: Upright spreading shrub, rounded
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Yellow to bronze
Flower: White
Large white flowers in early spring.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

 Maple 'Bloodgood' Japanese

Height: 18'
Spread: 18'
Shape: Upright, becoming broad topped with age
Foliage: Purple-red
Fall Color: Red
Widely used, well known, and reliable, Bloodgood is the standard for comparison among the purple leafed, tree form Japanese Maples.

Crimson Queen Japanese Maple Maple 'Crimson Queen' Japanese 
Height: 6'
Spread: 8'
Shape: Weeping, mounded
Foliage: Laceleaf, deep purple-red
Fall Color: Scarlet
Among the red laceleaf cultivars, the foliage of Crimson Queen is particularly heat resistant. Delicate leaves maintain their deep purple-red color
maintained through the summer months and turn scarlet in the fall.

Ninebark Tree Ninebark-Tree

A striking accent tree with intensely purple leaves all season long, small white flowers followed by pretty reddish fruit which show well against the foliage, and interesting peeling papery bark; prune to maintain tree form, makes a superb color accent. 8ft tall by 3ft wide.  Full Sun.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPeashrub 'Weeping Siberian' 

Height: 15'
Spread: 15'
Shape: Weeping
Foliage: Pinnately compound, bright medium green
Flower: Small, bright yellow
Fall Color: Yellowish
A very cold hardy plant, able to withstand some of the most difficult sites. Well adapted to drought and poor or alkaline soil. Attractive spring flowers and summer foliage.

Krauter vesuvius plum

Plum 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Height: 20'
Spread: 15'
Shape: Upright
Foliage: Dark purple
Flower: Light pink

Mt St. Helens PlumPlum 'Mt. St. Helens®' 
Height: 20'
Spread: 20'
Shape: Upright spreading, rounded
Foliage: Purple
Flower: Light pink
Dark purple leaves emerge earlier in the spring and hold their rich color longer into summer than other cultivars. A sport of Newport, this cultivar grows faster and develops a dense head supported by a stronger, sturdier trunk. This very hardy ornamental plum performs well where climates are extreme.

Weeping Pussy WillowPussy Willow- Weeping

Height: 8'
Spread: 8'
Shape: Weeping
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Silvery catkins
This ornamental weeper doesn’t outgrow its space. Soft silvery catkins emerge along the gracefully weeping branches in late winter, then open to reveal
one of the first signs of spring.


 Redbud 'Appalachian'

Height: 20'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Multi-stem or single stem
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Bright pink flowers emerge from magenta buds This cultivar has the brightest flowers we have seen in a Eastern redbud. Magenta buds open to shockingly bright pink blooms, often described as neon pink or hot pink, quite different from the lavender tinted soft pink more typically seen in the species. It flowers heavily and has excellent dark green summer foliage.

Eastern RedbudRedbud- Eastern

Height: 25'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Multi-stem or low branching tree. Somewhat flat-topped
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Reddish purple in bud, rosy-pink when open The profuse flowers that bloom in April or May before the leaves develop make this a spring favorite. It is attractive as a tree for naturalized garden areas or as a graceful addition to a small yard.

Forest Pansy RedbudRedbud 'Forest Pansy'

Height: 20'
Spread: 25'
Shape: Upright spreading
branches, rounded
Foliage: Deep purple paling to bronze-green interior
Fall Color: Yellow orange
Flower: Magenta rose
A highly prized red-leaved selection of Eastern Redbud. Delicate magenta rose flowers appear before the foliage. Does best in partial sun.

lavender twist

Redbud 'Lavender Twist' Weeping 
Height: 7'
Spread: 8'
Shape: Weeping, umbrella shaped
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Magenta buds open rosy pink

Double Purple Rose of Sharon TreeRose of Sharon 'Double Purple' Tree

Deciduous, upright,  small tree. The branches grow upright and will not droop except when in flower. The dark green leaves emerge late in the spring, and requires ample moisture and some protection from midday to afternoon sun to flower at its best. 8-10 ft tall 5-6 ft wide.  Easily pruned to maintain size.

Double Red Rose of Sharon TreeRose of Sharon 'Double Red' Tree

Deciduous, upright,  small tree. The branches grow upright and will not droop except when in flower. The dark green leaves emerge late in the spring, and requires ample moisture and some protection from midday to afternoon sun to flower at its best. 8-10 ft tall 5-6 ft wide.  Easily pruned to maintain size.

Autumn Brilliance ServiceberryServiceberry 'Autumn Brilliance®' 

Height: 20'
Spread: 15'
Shape: Upright, moderately spreading
Foliage: Medium, green
Fall Color: Bright red
Flower: White, in clusters
An excellent tree with good form and strong branching. It displays reliable spring bloom and bright fall colors.

Dappled Willow TreeWillow 'Dappled' on Standard

Height: 5-9' (can be shaped to any size depending on graft height)
Spread: 3-6'
Shape: Rounded shrub, sometimes topgrafted  on a standard to make a small tree
Foliage: Emerges pink, changes to white with green, variegated
Especially eyecatching in the spring when new growth emerges pink. Pink, white and green foliage matures to speckled green and white. Shear
regularly to stimulate tri-color effect.

Diane WItch Hazel Witch Hazel 'Diane' on Standard 

Height: 10'
Spread: 10'
Shape: Upright spreading, low branched
Foliage: Green, textured
Fall Color: Bright orange-red
Flower: Crimson-red flowers appear in late winter. Outstanding mix of bright fall colors including yellow-orange, orange-red and bright red.

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Flowering Shrub List

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Stewartsonian AzaleaAzalea "Stewartsonian" 

Brilliant flame red flowers. A bushy, upright plant with maroon fall coloring. Can be larger than others. 6 ft x 6 ft with time. Late bloomer. Likes filtered or part sun.

Aronia 'Low-Scape Hedger' PW

This is a super versatile native flowering shrub that's perfect for low hedges or screening. Spring finds the plant covered in hundreds of white flowers, and come fall, the foliage lights up in bright reds and oranges. Low Scape Hedger grows well just about anywhere: in full sun or part shade, wet or dry soils, in hot climates or cold ones. Non-suckering; Can be pruned into a formal hedge or left to grow naturally. Grows 3-5' tall.

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip' PW 

A whole new color for the Lo & Behold series, 'Pink Micro Chip' is a small plant with an abundance of unique, tiny blooms giving this butterfly bush the look of a Salvia but with the sweetness of a Buddliea. Like others in the series, it bloom continuously, attracting butterflies all season. Grows 18-24" tall.

Buddleia 'Pugster Blue' PW

The Pugster® series of butterfly bush are characterized by their short, stocky frame coupled with their large, full sized flowers. The thick, heavy stems ensures better hardiness compared to most small buddleia. Pugster Blue butterfly bush offers true blue flowers - this color will fly off the bench at the garden center. Grows 24" tall.

Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite' PW

It's very fragrant! A new, improved calycanthus with large, bright red magnolia-like flowers. This rebloomer has nice, glossy foliage, too. Grows 5-6' tall.

Azalea “Girard Crimson”

Great for small urban gardens. Blooms emerge In late April into May. Crimson blooms have a dark throat and are attractive to early pollinators. Single blooms are accented by dark foliage on this compact varieties. average 3′ by 4′ garden size.

Butterfly Bush “Low & Behold® Blue Chip” PW

This miniature butterfly bush has all the appeal in a smaller package! Flowers from mid summer to frost. Pruning generally not needed, but may be trimmed in spring. Fragrant flowers. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. 2-3 ft tall and wide.

Butterfly Bush “Lo & Behold® Lilac Chip” PW

You wont have to sacrifice bloom size for a dwarf habit with this butterfly bush. Soft lavender-pink flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Reblooms until frost. Dwarf. Deer-resistant. 1 1/2 to 2 ft tall and wide.

Butterfly Bush “Pink Delight”

Spectacular summer color from conical clusters of bright pink flowers. Terrific fragrance attracts butterflies. Good background or accent plant with a compact habit of growth. Deciduous. 6-8 ft tall and wide.

Butterfly Bush “Black Knight”

Spectacular summer color from dark, violet-purple flower spikes. Attracts butterflies. Good background or accent plant. Deciduous. Slightly hardier than others, but may die to ground in cold winter areas, emerging vigorously in spring. 6-8 ft tall and wide.

Butterfly Bush “Lo & Behold® Purple Haze” PW

Horizontal, low spreading habit and feathery, deep green leaves make it an excellent ground cover plant. Dark purple spires of blooms radiate outward and downward. Adds Beauty and attracts butterflies to any sunny landscape.

Butterfly Bush “Fourth of July”

A lovely combination of pink, purple and white spires erupt from this shrub, making mixed borders and cottage style gardens gleam with color variety. This diva gives you a grand finale bloom all summer long. Grows 5′-10′ and 4′-8′ wide.

Butterfly Bush “Miss Molly”

Good-Golly Miss Molly! Richly vibrant red-pink blooms adorn silvery leaves on this cutie. Dead-heading will reward with re-blooming on this Buddleia. Its compact branching makes it great for mixed borders or pollinator gardens. Enjoy blooms from midsummer till frost.

Buckthorn “Fine Line®” PW

Lacy fern-like foliage combined with a narrow columnar habit make this a fantastic plant for adding texture and shape to the garden. Foliage turns yellow in fall. Great as a narrow hedge, accent specimen, and to frame doors and pathways. Sun or shade. Reaches 5 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

Cotoneaster “Tom Thumb”

Miniature hedge formed by spreading branches display an interesting herringbone pattern on this little shrub. Tiny pink flowers in spring lead to large, beautiful red berries to brighten the winter landscape. Semi evergreen to deciduous. Full sun to part sun. Moderate growing 1 to 2 ft. tall, 5 ft wide.


Dwarf Slender Deutzia

Easily grown in part sun to light shade. Prefers moist, humus soils, with best flowering in 6 hours of sun. A dwarf, dense, rounded shrub which forms a graceful, spreading mound. Tiny white flowers cover the shrub in early spring. Medium green leaves turn an attractive deep burgundy in fall. More compact form than the species. 1-2 ft tall and 2-5 ft wide

Deutzia “Yuki Snowflake™”

This floriferous white blooming variety is great for spring gardens. Compact size and added fall color make it great for border and mass plantings. This little guy averages 1′-2′ high and 1′-3′ wide and is deer resistant.

Deutzia “Yuki Cherry Blossom™”

A shower of elegant pink flowers create a carpet of color on this low spreading plant. Tidy, well mounded habit and attractive fall foliage color. At maturity reaches 1′-2′ both high and wide. A Zone 5 variety.

Dogwood Red Twig “Ivory Halo®“

The same light green and white foliage and brilliant red winter stems of the regular form, but only two-thirds the size. Plant in shrub borders,in mass or as a low hedge. Deciduous. Can handle a lot of water. Partial to full sun. Moderate growing, compact and rounded 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.

Dogwood - Red Twig

Red Twig Dogwoods have dark red stems that provide a spectacular show in the winter sunlight. White summer blooms add spring through fall interest. Reaches 8 to 10 feet tall. Full to part sun. Can handle a lot of water.

Elderberry “Black Lace™” PW

Intense purple black foliage is finely cut, giving it an effect similar to that of Japanese maple. Creamy pink flowers in spring contrast nicely with the dark leaves. They are followed by blackish red fall berries which can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife. Part sun to sun. 6-8 ft tall and wide.


Elderberry “Black Beauty™”

A thicker leaved variety with massive, pink flowers in mid-summer which contrast wonderfully with the dark purple, almost black foliage. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial. Produces blackish red berries in the fall which attract birds and wildlife. Can grow to 10 ft tall and wide.

Euonymous (Burning Bush) “Little Moses®“

Improved selection of dwarf burning bush with outstanding fall color. Its better branching and superior stem hardiness make it an excellent choice down to zone 4. Mature Garden size 2′ to 3′ tall and wide.

Forsythia “Show Off®”

This little beauty will be a blast of early spring color from the ground up! It is compact and full of blooms from the ground to the end of every stem. Older varieties can become out of control and often become victims of bad pruning; this little beauty will stay small so there is no need to prune. Now you can have a nice tight, compact forsythia hedge without doing any work! A real improvement over older varieties, Show Off is a very showy choice for the early spring garden. Fast growing to 6ft by 6ft.

Fothergilla “Mount Airy”

Deciduous shrub with deep blue-green leaves has attractive fall color. Honey-scented, brush-like flowers appear before the leaves. Beautiful addition to shrub borders or for background in semi-shaded borders. 4-5 ft

Hydrangea Dwarf Oakleaf “Ruby Slippers”

A profusion of exceptionally large flower clusters in summer are showcased against dark green, deeply lobed oak like leaves. Blossoms open white, quickly age to deep pink and are robust, remaining upright even after heavy rains. Foliage turns a brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact form is well suited for small landscapes. Ideal used in mass plantings, hedges and mixed borders. An introduction from the U.S. National Arboretum. 3-4 ft tall and wide.


Hydrangea “Abracadabra® Orb” PW

This baby will cast a spell on you. Mop like flowers change from green and peach into a show of Dazzling hot pink. What makes this one a show stopper is its unusually black stems. Soil pH can affect bloom color. Is salt tolerant making it great for edging walkways. Blooms on old wood. 4′ average height.

Hydrangea “Bobo”

A new dwarf hydrangea that is sure to turn heads! It will be engulfed by enormous creamy white flowers in summer, providing a nonstop show until frost. Blossoms are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. In fall, flowers may turn a pinkish hue. An undeniable asset to any garden, particularly where space is limited. 3-4 ft tall and wide.


Hydrangea “Cityline® Mars” PW

This hydrangea is out of this world with its two-toned blooms! Flowers range from magenta to blue with white accents on this compact plant. Blooms are long lasting and plant is mildew resistant. Mounded form can range from 1′ to 3′ and is suitable for both containers and landscaping. Fall transplanting may be necessary if in containers. Zones 5-9.


Hydrangea “Cityline® Paris” PW

These compact beauties will have you saying Bonjour! Bright pink-fushia blooms fade to green with age. Great for pots or protected landscapes. 1′-3′ make it suitable for small plantings. zones 5-9.


Hydrangea “Endless Summer BloomStruck®”

The newest addition to the Endless Summer® Collection of reblooming hydrangeas! Boasts big, beautiful blooms all summer long, measuring 3.5 – 5″ across. Depending on soil pH, you can have rose-pink, violet or blue flower heads. This beauty also has red-purple stems which are extremely strong. An above average heat tolerance and great disease resistance, especially to powdery mildew, makes this a great choice for any garden. 3-4 ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea “Gatsby Pink®“ PW

Leave plenty of room for these dudes. A robust sized oakleaf with equally big blooms, they are perfect for informal and native plantings. Elegant white blossoms change to pink with age prolonging seasonal color. Leaves change from dark green to burgundy-red in fall. Native to North America and salt resistant. Garden size is 6' – 8'.

Hydrangea “Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout®”

Like all plants in the Endless Summer® Collection, Twist-n-Shout produces abundant blooms on both old and new wood all summer long. Lacy deep-pink centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems and glossy deep green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year-round interest in the garden. Easy to care for Twist-n-Shout is an elegant stand-alone specimen, dramatic in combination with other plants, and compact enough for containers. 3-4 ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea “Incrediball®”

This spectacular improved version of the native Annabelle hydrangea produces huge, full flower heads, as large as 12″ across, and is both reliable and beautiful. Flowers open green, then mature to white before fading to green again. Very sturdy stems hold the blooms upright even if soaked with rain.This very cold hardy shrub blooms on new growth, so even very cold winters won’t keep it from blooming. Deciduous. 4-5 ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea “Incrediball® Blush” PW

This bodacious babe has blush pink blooms. Will bloom every year even after a hard winter and plant can withstand temperatures down to -40F. Makes excellent cut flowers and bouquets. Does well in mass planted landscapes as well as mixed and natural beds. Blush fades to green with age. average height 5′ by 6′.

Hydrangea “Invincibelle® Ruby” PW

This gem starts out with dark burgundy buds opening into a lovely two-tone event of silvery pink and ruby. Strong stems make it wonderful in mass plantings as well as cut gardens. Dark green foliage accentuates the blooms on this 3′ by 3′ shrub. Adapts well to most well drained soils. Zones 3-9.

Hydrangea “Limelight”

This beauty has unique bright chartreuse blooms in mid-summer that hold bright and refreshing color right into autumn when the blooms change color to a rich deep pink. The autumn display of chartreuse and pink blooms on the same plant is breathtaking! The color makes a great addition to the garden and it blends wonderfully with all other colors. Use ‘Limelight’, either fresh or dried, in bouquets to make a unique floral design. This is an easy to grow plant with reliable flowering and flower color regardless of soil pH. The flower heads are of good size, ranging from 6 to 12 inches and are held upright on the shrub. The blooms are well distributed making a very nice plant and display.


Hydrangea “Little Lime”

A new dwarf form of the ever popular ‘Limelight’ hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flowers and coloration as ‘Limelight’ but in a smaller package. At one third the size of traditional hardy hydrangeas, this new variety fits well into any landscape. Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall. 3-4 ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea “Quickfire Tree Form”

The tree form of the shrub is trained into a single stem specimen. This hydrangea blooms up to a month earlier than other varieties! White flowers change to pink. Blooms every year. Easy to grow. Easily kept at any height, can grow 6-8 ft. Part to full sun, more watering if in sun.

Hydrangea Oakleaf “Snow Queen”

For the shrub border this bold selection is very handsome. It has deeply lobed, oak-like leaves and a profusion of large white blooms. Blooms fade to a deep maroon in the fall and as an added bonus, the foliage turns brilliant crimson in fall. Deciduous. 4-6 ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea “Zinfin Doll™“ PW

This variety is an early blooming mop head that starts out a delicate white and fades to a lavish pink. It fades from the bottom up giving it a lovely two-tone look. Its strong erect stems make flowers perfect for cut arrangement. Heat tolerant, blooms on new wood. 6′-8′ and hardy to zone 3. Can be used as a focal specimen, border or in mass plantings.


Hydrangea - Climbing

Vigorous, climbing vine, clings to surfaces by aerial rootlets. Slow-growing shrubby habit until established, then long stems are produced. Magnificent white lace cap blooms. Deciduous. Shade to partial sun.

Lilac “Bloomerang®” PW

A wonderful reblooming lilac that blooms from spring to frost. Small habit fits into any garden. Long stems make for a good cutting flower. Very fragrant and deer resistant to boot! 4-5 ft if left natural but easily trimmed to 3 ft.

Lilac “Common”

Perfect, fragrant, purple flowers borne in large terminal panicles, singles and doubles. Growth habit is an upright leggy shrub with an irregular outline. 8-12 ft by 6-12 ft. Young bark is green-brown, older bark is gray-brown. Root system is shallow and dense.


Lilac “Dwarf Korean”

A dwarf, spreading lilac with reddish-purple buds opening to pale lilac fragrant flowers. Blooms profusely in mid-season, typically mid-May and first flowers at an early age. Use in shrub border with evergreen background or plant in groups to form a low hedge. Deciduous. Dwarf, spreading habit 4 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.

Lilac “Dwarf Korean (on Standard)”

A dwarf, spreading lilac on a standard to create a small tree. Has reddish-purple buds that open to pale, fragrant flowers. Blooms profusely in mid-season, typically mid-May and first flowers at an early age. Use in shrub border with evergreen background or plant in groups to form a low hedge. Deciduous. Tree stem wont get any taller but will continue to widen. The shrub on top can be kept as small as need be, but can get 4 to 5 ft. tall and 5 to 7 ft. wide.

Lilac “Miss Kim”

Deep purple buds open to abundant clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Blooms later than others, extending the season. Upright, compact form. Deep green foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Performs well in warmer southern regions, with excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Great for border accent or mass planting. Deciduous. Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, slightly larger with age.

Mock Orange “Dwarf”

Dwarf deciduous shrub with natural vase shape. Dense branches are covered by fragrant double flowers for a delightful spring landscape accent. Extremely fragrant!! Cut branches are great for arrangements. Moderate growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.

Ninebark “Summer Wine®” PW

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Prune as needed immediately after bloom. Plants may be cut close to the ground in winter to rejuvenate. White flowers in late spring early summer. Peeling bark gives winter interest. 4-6 ft tall and wide.

Ninebark “Little Devil™”

A compact upright shrub with burgundy leaves; features small pinkish-white spirea-like flowers followed by subtle reddish fruit, and interesting peeling papery bark; extremely tough and durable, good for massing or general garden use. Showy clusters of white flowers in early summer. It has burgundy foliage throughout the season. The small leaves turn purple in fall. It produces red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark adds winter interest. 4 ft tall by 3 ft wide

Privet “Golden Vicary”

An excellent upright deciduous shrub best used for hedges. White flowers adorn this beauty mid summer. Bright golden foliage lasting all season, especially when planted in full sun and turns purple in the fall. Plant with green-leaved plants for a pleasant contrast. Can be rejuvenation pruned when out of control. Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.

Rhododendron “Cat. Album”

Pink buds open to clusters of soft white blooms with yellow blotches. Dark glossy semi-evergreen leaves accent this May bloomer. Acid loving likes sun to light shade. 6′ to 8′ tall and wide. best used as a specimen or planted in mass or as a hedge. Zones 4-8.

Rhododendron “Nova Zembla”

An excellent choice for a foundation or accent planting. Buds emerge a deep burgundy and open to a vibrant dark pink with leopard spots. Does well in partial sun averaging about 5′. Semi-evergreen does best with protection from winter wind. Zones 4-8.

“Ramapo” Rhododendron

Dense-growing evergreen shrub has very dwarf compact habit. Large trusses of showy flowers are a beautiful contrast to the leaves. Prefers cooler regions. Very effective when a smaller accent is needed. 3′ Tall & 4′ Wide

Rhododendron “Roseum Elegans”

A vigorous grower “Roseum Elegans” does well in cooler climates. Flowers open a lilac-rose in spring and accentuated by dark, glossy evergreen leaves. Moderately sized at 6′-8′ this rhododendron will need winter wind protection and a little more water during intense heat. Plant in partial shade for best results. Zones 4-8.

Rhododendron Yaku Prince

Rhododendron “Yaku Prince”

This royalty is a herald of spring with a lovely two-tone extravaganza of blooms. Dark fushia blossoms fade to a soft pink with darker blushed margins. Lanced with olive-green leaves and a compact size this gallant knight is perfect for borders, mass planting or on a forests edge. “Yaku Prince” averages a 3′ garden size and enjoys partial shade. Plant in an area protected from heavy wind with acidic soil. Zones 5-9.


Rose of Sharon “Blue Chiffon™” PW

Grand blue flowers are accentuated with ruby. Deer resistant and tolerant of different soil types this beauty makes a wonderful landscape and border planting attracting both butterflies and songbirds. Also may be used as a living fence in sunny locations. 8′-12′ high and 4′-6′ wide. Can be trimmed to stay in containers. A PROVEN WINNERS® selection.

Double Purple ‘Ardens’ Rose of Sharon

Large blue flowers in late summer. A very adaptable and easy to grow shrub. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Heat & drought tolerant. Reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.

Rose of Sharon “Lavender Chiffon™” PW

Large, single lavender flowers adorned with lacy centers create anemone-like blooms. This hardy shrub adds valuable color in late summer. Beautiful in large containers, as a colorful hedge, or pruned into a small tree. Reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide. A PROVEN WINNERS® selection.

Rose of Sharon “Lil’ Kim™” PW

A unique dwarf variety with dainty little white flowers punctuated with a showy red eye. Late summer flowers last for up to three days instead of the typical one of most Rose of Sharon. Lovely in containers or as a hedge or specimen. Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.


Rose of Sharon “Lil’ Kim™ Red”PW

A carmine-red version of the traditional “Lil’ Kim.™” This compact beauty is an instant attraction for hummingbirds and butterflies. Dark green leaves accent this summer bloomer making it great for containers and beds. Prefers sunny locations and averages 3′-4′. Super easy to maintain.

Rose of Sharon “Sugar Tip®“

A lovely variegated variety with leaves that are blue-green with white edges. Crystal pink double blooms are accented by a wine colored center making this shrub oh-so-sweet. Growing to 6′ high and 4′-6′ wide makes this sweetie perfect for screens, borders and patio containers. Blooms on new wood and can take many different soil types (excluding excessively moist areas) and can be trimmed in early spring or late fall. Zones 5-8.


Rose of Sharon “White Chiffon™” PW

Huge, pure white blossoms adorn this beauty in late summer. Rose of Sharon shrubs are very drought tolerant and can be grown as a single specimen or in a hedge. Deciduous. 10 ft tall by 6 ft wide. A PROVEN WINNERS® selection.

Sandcherry (Purpleleaf)

Also called a Cistena Cherry. Flowering and leaf color generally occur in full sun. Tolerates urban conditions. Good soil drainage is essential. Prune as needed after flowering. Can may be trained as a small tree. Notable for its red-purple foliage that retains good color throughout the summer and pink cherry blossoms in spring. 6-10 ft tall by 5-8 ft wide.

Smokebush “Royal Purple”

One of the most charming plants for spring-to-fall beauty, it’s foliage opens warm red, then deepens to a rich purple in summer and finally burnishes golden-orange in fall! Feathery purple plumes of flowers appear in midsummer, topping the stunning leaves with soft clouds of color. 10 feet high and wide. Full sun to part sun.

Spirea “Snowmound”

Vanhoutte spirea (also commonly called bridalwreath) is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with branching that arches gracefully toward the ground.Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, a wide range of soils and some drought. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. 3-5 ft tall and wide

Spirea “Goldmound”

Vibrant golden spring foliage, accented by clusters of pink flowers, cools to a yellowish green in summer then a rich, yellowish orange in fall. Great color addition to the shrub or perennial border or for brightening the container garden. Deciduous. Lightly prune after flowering for another display of blooms. Can be pruned dramatically in the fall. Moderate growth to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.

Spirea “Little Princess”

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Remove faded flower clusters to promote additional bloom. Prune in late winter to early spring. Upright, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically forms a compact mound. Features numerous pink flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring to mid-summer. If pruned lightly after flowering another display of blooms will appear. Attractive to butterflies. Oval, sharply toothed, mint green leaves take on attractive red hues in autumn. 1.5-2.5 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide

Spirea “Shirobana”

Small deciduous shrub with bright green leaves on slender stems. White, pink and red bloom clusters cover this dwarf, dense, mounded plant. Remove faded flower clusters to promote additional bloom. Can be pruned severely to avoid a leggy appearance. Wonderful for border accent, specimen or low hedges. 2 to 3 ft tall and wide.

Sweetspire “Henry’s Garnet”

This gem likes sun to partial shade. A fragrant summer bloomer with lovely arching white blooms. Tolerant to wet areas this shrub can handle multiple soil types. Fall color is emphasized by shades of amber, citrine, garnet and ruby depending on sun exposure. Averages 3′-4′ high and 4′ or more wide.

Sweetspire “Little Henry®” PW

This compact Sweetspire starts out the summer with a beautiful display of fragrant white flowers that blanket the shrub. As summer progresses shiny, disease-free foliage appears until fall when the foliage turns a stunning garnet-red. Perfectly suited for covering large banks, beds and borders. Good for sun or shade. 2-3 ft tall and wide.

Viburnum “Allegheny”

Attractive, dense upright grower makes a great hedge, screen or windbreak. Large clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by showy red fruit that matures to black. Semi-Evergreen up to 10 feet tall. Deciduous below 0 Fahrenheit. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Pruning time: late winter or early spring.

Arrowwood Viburnum “Blue Muffin®”

More compact than other Arrowwood viburnum, it fits easily into the residential landscape. Easy to grow, with little or no maintenance required, Blue Muffin adapts to most locations with full sun to partial shade. Clean white flowers make for a crisp contrast with the glossy green leaves in early to mid-summer. The remarkably intense blue fruit that inspired the Blue Muffin name appear in late summer and fall. The fruit add interest to the fall landscape, and attract songbirds to the garden. 6-8 feet tall and wide. Berries are not edible.

Viburnum “Fragrant Snowball”

Prized for its clusters of pinkish-white, fragrant flowers with gardenia-like fragrance. Upright, fully branched form well suited as a hedge, screen or accent plant. Evergreen to semi-evergreen. Moderate grower, upright habit to 6 to 12 ft. tall, 6-10 ft. wide. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Pruning time: late winter or early spring.

Viburnum “Eastern Snowball”

Masses of pure white, snowball-like flower clusters make a showy display. Bright green leaves have a purplish-red fall coloring. Spectacular landscape specimen. Deciduous. Moderate grower to 12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, larger with age. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Pruning time: summer after flowering.

Viburnum “Japanese Snowball”

Dense, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 10-15 feet tall and as wide. Foliage may turn burgundy red to purplish red in fall. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils and has good drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering.

Viburnum “Juddi”

It is a rounded deciduous shrub that typically matures to 6-8 foot tall and wide. It is noted for its fragrant white flowers in spring, quality dark green foliage, black fruit in fall and purple fall color. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils. Mature plants generally have some good drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering, however pruning off spent flowers will eliminate summer fruit display, which admittedly is not overly showy for this hybrid.

Viburnum “Korean Spice” – Large clusters of spicy-scented, waxy pink flowers fade to white. Bright red berries fade to black in fall. Foliage becomes red and burgundy in autumn. Plant in the shrub border, back of perennial beds and foundation plantings. Deciduous. 4-6 feet tall and wide.

Viburnum “Summer Snowflake”

Broadly rounded form to this medium size shrub. Its tiered horizontal branches magnificently display the large, flat flower clusters. Red fruit in fall is very ornamental. Deciduous. Up to 6 foot tall and wide. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: summer after flowering.

Weigela “Wine & Roses®”

Gorgeous pink flowers erupt late spring to contrast with the dark burgundy foliage. Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Will flower sporadically on current season’s growth. Medium moisture. Full sun 4-6 ft tall and wide.

Weigela “Midnight Wine®” PW

Ideal for the front of the border or for edging the perennial bed. This tidy mound of dark burgundy-purple leaves can be used as an accent plant or a dramatic mass planting. It may produce a light crop of pink flowers in spring. Midnight Wine is maintenance free and needs no pruning because its habit is perfect the way it is. Full sun.Prefers well-drained soils but is extremely adaptable to other soil types. Medium moisture.This is a slow growing plant and may need a year in the landscape before it grows noticeably. 12 inches by 18 to 24 inches.

Weigela “My Monet®“PW

Gorgeous variegated leaves tinged pink with bright pink trumpet flowers in late spring.  Mounded habit sits close to the ground. Prefers well drained soil but is adaptable to many soil types. It is best to prune right after flowering ceases, but pruning is rarely needed. Slow growth rate. Will continue to flower sporadically on the current season’s growth. Medium moisture. Browning leaves in early fall are a result of the plant going into dormancy earlier than most weigela. This is a benefit letting the plant shut down earlier and prepare for winter. 12-18 inches.

Weigela “Minuet” 

Enjoy a spectacular display of rosy-pink blooms against a backdrop of purple-tinged foliage. Use to add color in shrub borders or as a garden accent. Deciduous. 3 ft tall by 5 ft wide.

Weigela “Spilled Wine®” PW

This beauty has dark red, wavy leaves and a spreading habit. Its hot pink-magenta flowers and dark foliage is similar to those of Wine & Roses and Midnight Wine, but this is gem is right in the middle as far as size growing 2-3 ft in height and width! This purple leaved variety will not fade to green like some older selections. The tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds, butterflies, and all your other favorite pollinators!

Weigela “Red Prince” 

Compact, mounding shrub displays rich-red flowers featured against dark green leaves. Useful in a background planting, flowering screen or in shrub borders. Prune after blooming for sporadic rebloom.  Deciduous. Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.

Weigela “Variegata” 

Charming pink trumpet flowers will smother these plants in late spring to early summer and again in fall. The blooms continue all summer long, enhanced greatly by the distinctive green and white foliage. Attracts hummingbirds to your yard. Extremely hardy plants thrive under almost any condition, have a naturally dense habit and respond well to light pruning. Full sun. 4-6 ft tall and wide. Deer resistant.

Witch Hazel “Diane” 

‘Diane’ is a red-flowered form with spreading branches. It typically grows to 8-12’ tall and to 10-15’ wide over 10 years. It is noted for its winter-blooming, mildly fragrant, red to copper-red flowers. Broad-oval green leaves turn attractive shades of yellow, orange and red in fall.

Ornamental Grass List

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79f4bd818471d022aa354f3ed11369aaBig Bluestem sp.

This prairie giant can get up to 6' making it perfect for mixed beds, foundation and native plantings. Late summer and fall ignite it in flaming reds and purples. A native that does well in full to partial sun in zones 3-9.

deta-2650Little Bluestem 'Smoke Signal'

New for 2017! A colorful native starting out a soft grey blue and transitioning into reds by the end of summer, then into a robust smokey violet for fall. An average size of 4' by 2' makes it versatile in both containers and gardens. Very easy to care for and perfect for full to partial sun locations in zones 3-9.

imagesCarex 'Banana Boat'

A lovely mounding sedge with inch wide leaves of gold accented with bright green edges. Sure to brighten up the dullest shade garden it loves full to partial shade. Only a foot wide and high, its perfect for small spaces and containers. Grows best in zones 5-9.

Bowles Golden Sedge

Carex 'Bowles Golden'

Discovered in the Norfolk Broads, of the UK, `Bowles Golden' is named for its famous discoverer E.A. Bowles and is characterized by brilliant yellow leaves longitudinally thin green striped. Most colorful in constantly moist soil in the coolest part of the garden, it may become lime green in too much shade or burn if too dry and hot. Its subtle lime green floral spikes are borne early spring and soon become buried under its lovely foliage. Clump forming; average height 18 inches.

Everest SedgeCarex 'Everest' 

'Everest' makes a bold statement as a container plant or as a filler plant in the landscape. The distinctive white striped foliage and the healthy growth rate makes a superb, easy to manage ground-cover plant and will add bright color to moist, shady areas in the landscape, great for naturalizing or mass border planting. The foliage is evergreen, providing year-round interest among companions such as ferns, Cimicifuga, Ligularia, and other ornamental grasses. Slow spreading habit; average height 15 in.  Spacing 15-18 in apart.

caid_0_carex_ice-danceCarex 'Ice Dance'

A semi-evergreen variety, its edges shimmer with an icy stripe of white. Great as a ground cover or border due to diminutive size. Best in partial shade with a common garden size of 12" by 20".  Zones 5-9.

Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo

Non-running, clump-forming, vigorous, and cold hardy, 'F. Rufa' is an exciting evergreen specimen, accent plant when grouped, or effective hedge or screen. It is clothed in attractive shiny green foliage, has the habit of a fountain, and in maturity can form clumps reaching 8 feet across. It prefers organically rich soils, but does well in most slightly acidic well drained soils.

Fall Blooming Feather Reed Grass

Feather Reed Grass - Fall Blooming

Feather reed grass leafs out early and spends the spring and summer as a pleasing clump of upright to arching rich green foliage. But the real action occurs in fall when the light green pink blushed flower spikes unfurl in a glorious display of season punctuating color. And yet, the display does not stop here. The flowers and foliage, which matures to bright yellow, persist well into the winter months adding interest and vertical dimension to the otherwise dreary wintertime landscape. Clump forming; average height 18 inches.

Boulder Blue Fescue

Fescue 'Boulder Blue' 

Shorter than 'Elijah Blue', but foliage every bit as bright blue, this is extremely attractive dwarf form that tolerates heat and humidity, and is exceptional for its foliage and late spring/early summer-borne, soft gray-blue flowers which dry nicely and are carried well into the summer season.  Clump forming; average height 8 inches.

7176dfe67a7d2901436a26ad991f6643Fescue 'Blue Wiskers'

New for 2017! An improved variety with better color retention and a covering of blooms- this is a go to border and container grass! Only averaging 12" in height with a width of 28" this little one enjoys full sun to partial shade and is deer resistant. Clumping and evergreen, it does best in zones 4-8.

Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass

Dwarf Fountain Grass 'Hameln' 

The flower spikes are 3" to 4" long, pale green in mid-summer, and mature creamy tan. Best in moist, fertile, well drained soils, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Popular for mass planting or accent, where a neat, compact, low maintenance plant is desired.  Clump forming; average height 2.5 ft.

Little Bunny Fountain Grass

Fountain Grass 'Little Bunny' 

The smallest fountain grass, 'Little Bunny' is aptly named for its soft textured foliage and fuzzy late summer, fall-borne floral spikes. It needs virtually no care and is excellent as a ground cover or foreground plant to other grasses and fall blooming perennials. Clump forming; average height 10 inches.

Black Flowered Fountain Grass

Fountain Grass 'Black Flowered'

Drought tolerant, reliable, and attractive even not in flower,  Black colored plumes emerge late Summer into early Fall.  Attractive as a single specimen or hedge.  Clump forming; average height 2.5 ft.

Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass

Oriental Fountain Grass 'Karley Rose'

Throughout the growing season it is clothed in gently arching vibrant green foliage. Then, during mid to late summer and through fall it sends up an amazingly showy display of softly rose colored fuzzy foxtail plumes.  Clump forming; average height 3 ft. Needs mulch ring for winter.

Japanese Forest Grass

Japanese Forest Grass

one of the most graceful of all slow spreading grasses. With lovely drooping foliage arranged in neat parallel rows, it looks like a bamboo and is an essential element of the Japanese theme garden. Hakone grass bears small greenish yellow flowers during late summer and fall.  Clump forming; average height 14 inches.

Golden Leaved Japanese Forest Grass

Golden-leaved Japanese Forest Grass

Prefers a moist, organically rich, moderately acidic to slightly alkaline soil and spreads at a slow pace. Its yellowish to green spike-like flowers are carried above the foliage from late summer to early fall.  Clump forming; average height 14 inches.

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

No other plant displays such bright red leaves as Japanese blood grass. Deciduous and emerging green in spring, as the season progresses the leaf-tips, then the rest of the blades, become wine red before changing to deep blood red by fall. A natural for lending strong color contrast, Japanese blood grass can be used in small clumps or large sweeping masses. It seldom if ever flowers, spreads at a slow pace, needs little maintenance, and does best in well drained moisture retentive soils. Spreading Habit; average height 2 ft.

Adagio japanese silver grass

Japanese Silver Grass 'Adagio'

Tough, drought-tolerant, and hardy, this superb cultivar is exceptional. Not only is it dwarf and compact, making it excellent in the smaller landscape, it gives a lovely display of narrow, silvery-gray foliage topped during early fall by pink florets that turn white in maturity. Clump forming; average height 3 ft.

Cabaret Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass `Cabaret'

Displays big bold broad leaves with wide creamy white center stripes and bright green margins prompting claims that this is the most spectacular of all variegated Silver grasses.  Clump forming; average height 5.5 ft.

Cosmopolitan Japanes Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass 'Cosmopolitan' 

Among the most impressive of all variegated grasses. Its substantial foliage is exceptionally wide and marked with vibrant creamy white and dark green longitudinal striping. Flowering during early fall, it produces broad silvery plumes. Clump forming; average height 7 ft.

Dixieland Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass `Dixieland' 

A dwarf form of `Silver Arrow' with broad leaved bright white and green streaked foliage. A compact upright grower that never flops over, this is an excellent choice for the smaller garden and for use as a low hedge or screen. It flowers during early fall with burgundy plumes.  Clump forming; average height 3.5 ft.

Little Kitten Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass 'Little Kitten' -The tiniest of the silver grasses, it is exceptionally small, and therefore an excellent choice as a dwarf hedge, accent plant, or perennial-garden specimen. Its narrow leaves are attractive as well as its early fall-borne flowers. Clump forming; average height 2.5 ft.

Morning Light Japanese Silver Grass

 Japanese Silver Grass 'Morning Light'

Easy to grow and adds interest to the winter landscape. This is a late fall-bloomer that is appreciated mainly for its foliage. Its purplish silvery plumes are narrow and produced slightly above the foliage.  Clump forming; average height 4.5 ft.

Porcupine Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass 'Porcupine'

Compact and clump forming, this selection is neat and easily managed. Its foliage is interesting for its display of bright yellow one inch horizontal bands between bands of bright vibrant green. Flowering is just as impressive. Beginning in September (and remaining through the winter months), the plumes of porcupine grass are coppery silver and silky textured, then during fall dry to a soft fluffy tan. Clump forming; average height 5.5 ft.

White Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

 Japanese Silver Grass 'Alba Varigata'

 A striking selection, white variegated Japanese silver grass is outstanding as a specimen or in clusters. Cultivated since 1900, this popular cultivar is named for its vibrant white and green striped foliage. Thrives in most any soil and puts on a nice display of first reddish then silver, fall-borne flowers. Clump forming; average height 6 ft.

Big Kahuna Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Silver Grass 'Big Kahuna™' 

 magnificent tropical looking selection with broad, white centered, mid green foliage. Stands alone as a specimen and makes a dramatic statement in the landscape. You can use it as a commanding border backdrop, hedge, or screen, and it is remarkably quick to mature. Blooms in September and October, and bears broad silvery-white plumes. Spreading habit; average height 9 ft.

Narrow leaved Japanese Silver Grass

Maiden Grass

Overall, this narrow leaved grass s compact and forms lovely vase shaped clumps. It is tolerant of dry soils, yet will withstand having its roots immersed in water for short periods of time.  Clump forming; average height 5 ft.

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats- Native to wooded slopes and moist thickets of  North America, northern sea oats are one of our most endearing harbingers of autumn, and is one of the few grasses that performs well in shade. Especially valuable for its flattened fishscale-shaped dangling floral spikelets, these first appear pale green in midsummer before changing to reddish brown then maturing to soft tan during fall. They are carried upon thin nodding stems, well above its fresh vibrant green foliage, and dry nicely - therefore contributing to winter effect. Hardy and long lived, northern sea oats is a superb ground cover and accent plant.  Clump forming; average height 3 ft.

River Mist Northern Sea OatsNorthern Sea Oats 'River Mist' 

Represents the first variegated selection of this popular species. Like regular northern sea oats, 'River Mist' has the same bamboolike habit and look, but in this case its foliage is a combined bright green with white striping. The flowers, like the parent species, are flattened, initially green, and mature to soft tan. They look like little fish, dry well, and are terrific in arrangements. 'River Mist' is a real bright spot in the landscape and performs well in wooded and well as full sun settings. It is excellent in mass plantings, as an accent, edging, or companion.  Clump forming; average height 2 ft.

Plume Grass

Plume Grass

Tall and robust, Ravennae grass is exceptional for its height and late season floral display. Large plumes are borne during late summer on upright stalks and ascend to 12 feet. It is excellent as a specimen or hedge, and needs well-drained sandy soil for best growth.

Moorflamme Purple Moor Grass

Purple Moor Grass 'Moorflamme'

A fabulous compact growing selection with rich green leaves that color orange-red during fall. A fine bloomer with its spiky seed heads carried in a tight symmetrical vase shape during late summer and fall. Perfect for miniature gardens or even in a container garden. Clump forming; average height 1.75 ft.

Heavy Metal Switch Grass

Switch Grass 'Heavy Metal' 

Rock On! A unique variation upon our sprawling native prairie species, this unusual selection is interesting for its neat compact upright habit and unusual metallic blue foliage. Then, during late summer it becomes even more interesting as its open panicles of purple florets unfurl above the foliar mass. Finally, during fall, the leaves turn a pleasant shade of yellow. Clump forming; average height 3.5 ft.

Northwind Switch Grass

Switch Grass 'Northwind'

Standing upright with tight vase shaped habit, through the strongest winds, 'Northwind' is drought tolerant, colored rich blue green, and during late summer and fall bears lovely upright floral spikes. Clump forming; average height 5 ft.

Red Switch GrassSwitch Grass 'Rotstrahlbusch'

With upright broad vase shaped habit and spread of 3 feet, this popular drought tolerant selection displays attractive medium grayish green foliage during the growing season and interesting open airy flower panicles in mid summer - which persists through fall and well into winter. Then in fall the leaves turn bright red and later dry to a tan brown and persist this way through the winter months.  Clump forming; average height 3 ft.

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Switch Grass 'Shenandoah'

Considered a taller more durable substitute for Blood grass as its foliage becomes red by June and more intensely colored as the season progresses. Also, this grass is not going to spread.  Clump forming; average height 3 ft.

Little Zebra Dwarf Zebra Grass

Dwarf Zebra Grass 'Little Zebra' 

Discovered by Tom Walsh this miniature zebra grass holds its green and yellow banding all season. This makes it a superior selection as other varieties often fade to all green during the summer months.It flowers during late summer with reddish purple plumes. Clump forming; average height 3 ft.

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Evergreen Shrub List

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Berkmans Gold Arborvitae

Arborvitae "Berkman's Gold" - 4-5 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide. Lovely gold coloring with a narrow growth habit when young becoming pyramidal with age. Great planted in groups as a hedge, or alone. Plant in  an area protected from winter winds.

Fire Chief Arborvitae

Arborvitae "Fire Chief" - Reaches 2 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; to 4 ft. tall and wide at maturity. Nearly perfectly globe shaped shrub has finely textured, bright golden spring foliage and fantastic deep red fall color. This sport of the popular Rheingold variety has more intense coloration and is less prone to splitting. No pruning is necessary to maintain its compact, rounded form. Perfect for massing in the landscape foundation or as a rock garden specimen.

Hetz Midget Arborvitae

Arborvitae "Hetz Midget" - 2-3 ft. tall and wide. A slow growing shrub that forms a small, compact globe. Requires little or no shearing to maintain rounded form. Great plant for tight spots or formal gardens. Protect from winter sun.

Mr. Bowling Ball

Arborvitae "Mr. Bowling Ball" - 2-3 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide. A unique, compact, perfectly global arborvitae with dense, fine-textured, soft, sage-green foliage resembling a fine-textured juniper or false cypress. Requires little or no shearing.

Rheingold arborvitae

Arborvitae "Rheingold" - This dwarf evergreen shrub has bright golden foliage that turns to coppery gold in winter. Scale-like foliage appears in flat, fan-shaped clusters. An exceptional choice for rock gardens, and useful in borders or as a foundation plant. Makes a great low hedge in its natural form, or clipped for a formal look. Full sun. Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide in ten years.


Arborvitae "Woodward Globe" - This evergreen is a wonderful globe shape and is easy to maintain. Usually 4' on all sides in prime locations it can be bigger. Likes full sun but can benefit from afternoon shade. Can be used as a foundation or incorporated in low hedges. *Tolerant to Black Walnut juglone.*

Green Gem Boxwood

Boxwood "Green Gem" - Slow growing to 3 to 4 feet tall and as wide. A small, lush mound of emerald green summer foliage with some bronzing in winter cold. Naturally oval form and dense foliage is perfect for low hedges and an excellent foundation plant. Protect from drying winter winds to prevent tip dieback.

Green Velvet Boxwood

Boxwood "Green Velvet" - Moderate growing 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.A full bodied Boxwood well suited for dense, low hedges. Foliage retains its rich green color throughout winter. Vigorous, rounded form if left unsheared.

green-mountain-booxwoodBoxwood "Green Mountain" - Moderate growing to 4 ft. tall but narrow 2'-3'wide. We offer some lovely pyramidal shaped along with untrimmed for your needs. Can be used in a formal garden or trimmed into a hedge or maze. Bright green broad-leaf foliage is a wonderful break spruces and pines. Works well to soften corners and stonework.


Cypress "Kings Gold" - This variety of golden false cypress is more compact and heat tolerant than the original. Produced from a strain of "Gold Mop" it is great in mass or accent plantings. Given abundant sunlight this evergreen becomes even more golden in color. This treasure reaches 4ft tall and wide. Full sun to light shade.

Holly "Blue Princess" - This glossy lady has a blue sheen to her leaves and purple stems that are accentuated by red berries in winter. She's a tall lady reaching 8'-10' at maturity. This princess needs a prince charming such as "Blue Prince" to show off her red berries.

andorra juniper

Juniper "Andorra" - Handsome, tightly branching form creates a groundcover versatile for use in rock gardens and in the foreground of borders.  1 foot tall by 6 feet wide. Bright green foliage turns a plum color in winter.

Blue Rug Juniper

Juniper "Blue Rug" - Fast growing to 6 in. tall, spreads 6 to 8 ft. wide. One of the finest trailing junipers having a uniform, full centered growth habit with intense silver-blue evergreen foliage. Excellent for large scale groundcovers or cascading over walls.

Blue Star Juniper

Juniper "Blue Star" - 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide. A low growing, slowly spreading plant a little wider than it is tall. This does not develop a strong leader so it tends to remain dense. Shines like a silver blue star. This variety performs best with cool night temperatures.

Procumbens Juniper

Juniper "Procumbens"  (Japanese Garden Juniper)- dwarf,  shrubby ground cover that grows 2 ft.tall and spreads by long trailing branches to form a dense mat to 10-15’ wide.


Juniper "Sea Green" - This aromatic evergreen shrub reaches 4 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide with arching branches covered with dark mint-green needles, which darken in the winter.


 Pine "Dwarf Mugo"-  This full sun loving conifer reaches 3-5ft tall and 6-10ft wide in 10 years. Drought tolerant this dwarf version is slow growing with a wide range of landscape uses. Perfectly at home in a rock or zen garden.


Spruce "Dwarf Alberta" - One of our best options to make a formal statement in the garden. This lovely short needled white spruce works wonders as both a topiary and evergreen. Its' natural form can reach 8' high and 5' wide making it perfect for holiday decorating. Naturally occurring dwarf from Alberta Canada.

Globe spruce standard

 Spruce "Globosa" - 4-5 ft. tall 3-5 ft. wide. A compact, rounded, flat topped bush that at maturity is wider than high. The needles are blue white. A slow grower, good where space is limited A very popular variety because of the intense blue foliage. Also available on a standard.


Spruce "Birds Nest" -  This variety traces its origin back to Germany. Very tolerant of wind and cold. For the patient it can be 3'-5' high and 4'-6' wide. Does well in mass, border and specimen gardens. It is also a great alternative to Dwarf Mugo Pine.


Spruce "Pumila" -  This conifer grows at a similar rate to other spruces. Valued as a sanctuary for birds as well as a low hedge in the landscape, this dwarf grows 3'-4' tall and similarly wide. Adorned by blue-green needles this is one of our cold loving varieties.


Yew "Capitata" - Can trimmed into a pyramidal shape. One of the larger growing yews we offer, this variety makes a lovey living screen. Can grow to 8' in 20 years. Excellent choice to provide protection and food for birds.


Yew "Densiformis" - Slow grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.Dense, low, spreading shrub is an excellent basic foundation planting for hedge, screen or border. Dark green foliage backs scarlet berries. Versatile and durable, tolerates shearing well.


 Yew "Everlow" - Slow growing with a spreading habit up to 5 feet wide. Usually only 18" high this hybrid makes a lovely short hedge that is tolerant of pruning and severe weather conditions. Robust green foliage is adored by red berries in winter. Versatile in sun or shade.


Yew "Hicksii" - This Yew starts narrow in youth and flushes out with age reaching 15'-20' in 20 years. Fronds are two-toned with darker green on top and a paler tone beneath. Bears a resemblance to the Irish yew but more hardy. Can tolerate heavy shady to full sun. Best used in barriers or hedges.

We carry a lot of unique evergreen shrubs not listed due to quick turnover.  Call or visit our 2 stores for more information.

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Dormant Seeding

Your lawn may not be ready for the mower, but seeding the lawn now will help your lawn get a leg up on spring growth. Dormant seeding is the practice of sowing grass in the winter months when grass seeds are inactive. While there is little value in scattering seed, broadcasting grass seed over bare or patchy areas between snowfalls gives seeds an opportunity to anchor in the soil before germinating. Subsequent periods of freezing and thawing will help the process along, creating cracks and crevices in which seeds may settle before eventually being covered over by shifting soil. Dormant seeding may take place anytime during the months of November through February with germination success rates of anywhere between 50-75%.

If planning to seed your lawn before that final thaw, follow these simple rules to ensure the grass will be greener on your side of the fence:

  • Seeds must make direct contact with bare soil.bg3
  • Dormant seeding is most successful in soil that is loose or has been previously tilled.
  • Rake the area before seeding to agitate the soil and ensure it is free of debris.
  • Follow seed provider guidelines for broadcast coverage. Too much seed can be as detrimental as under-seeding.
  • Once seeding is complete, lightly rake the surface to cover seeds.
  • Keep off the lawn and allow the weather to do your dirty work. The cycle of freezing and thawing in the coming weeks will help the seeds set and any snowfall will result in even soil compressing, which will aid in germination.
  • Hold off on the use of any herbicides until after germination has set in.



Living Christmas Trees

Live Christmas trees are a wonderful way to enjoy the upcoming holiday without having to throw out your tree! We have some nice evergreens still available at our stores! If you are planning on purchasing a Christmas tree with the intent of bringing inside and planting after Christmas, please do the following to help maintain a viable tree:
1. Dig sufficient hole at site while ground is still workable (I/3 bigger than the size of the root ball).

2. Cover hole with board to prevent accident; keep soil from hole in garage to prevent from freezing for later use with planting (We recommend 1/3rd loam soil to 2/3rd native soil when planting.  Typically one bag is enough.)

3. Buy 10-12 days before Christmas; acclimate in garage or covered building for 2-3 days before moving inside.  (Shock caused by extreme temperature fluctuations can cause serious problems for living trees.)

4.Move indoors (away from heat vents) no more than 10 days before Christmas.  (The less time indoors, the better!)

5. Apply adequate moisture to ball/pot by monitoring with a moisture meter or your fingers.

6. Immediately after Christmas, move back into garage for 2-3 days to acclimate your tree back to the cold.

7. Plant your beautiful Christmas tree and enjoy!

Pruning in the Fall


Fall is a great time to prune and shape trees and shrubs!  There are many reasons to prune this time of year and a few tricks to help know what can be cut and how far to go.  Most people prune to keep a plant at a particular size or to thicken a leggy plant.  Other reasons to prune (especially trees) is to create a stronger plant and keep them from tearing apart in storms.  One rule of thumb to use is no more than 1/3rd at a time.  This could be 1/3rd of the plants’ tips cut off or 1/3rd of the branches thinned down( take every third branch down to where you want it and next time you trim you do another third until your plant is ultimately at the size you want).  Many Spring blooming plants should NOT be pruned this time of year due to next years flower buds having already been set.  Lilacs, Viburnum, Forsythia, Flowering Almond, & Dogwoods are among the group you want to hold off on.  Also, there are a few plants that can be pruned pretty heavily (more than 1/3rd) including Spirea, Potentilla, Butterfly Bush, Privet, & Knockout (any shrub) Rose to name a few.  Check out the November Garden Calendar from Purdue University!


Dear Valued Customer:  Our Air Plants/Tillandsia are in at our West store!

Tillandsias are inexpensive, low maintenance plants that only require water. Architecturally beautiful in and out of bloom, these plants are native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. Great for dish gardens and open terrariums, tillandsias are also used in creative ways in frames, peaking out of driftwood, or suspended in mid-air. Varieties are chosen by availability and may differ from those pictured. Air Plants are unique and very low maintenance!

Tillandsia varieties available:



Ionantha Huamelula, a great cultivar of Ionantha, grows to be fairly large and has a beautiful bright red color when it blooms.







Ionantha Red  is from Nicaragua. The silvery base is quite pretty and the intense violet flowers magnificent. When about to bloom, the plant turns bright red.








Ionantha Ball, same as above. Plants  are in dense bundles or balls.







Caput Medusae from Mexico and Costa Rica. Its suggestive name describes perfectly the impression of Medusa’s locks.








Festucoides Red has a soft grassy texture. Similiar in look to Juncea, yet much more flexible and soft.








Brachycaulos, a compact plant from dry forests of Mexico, Venezuela and Panama. Produces many medium-sized leaves, from 15 to 20 cm long. They take on a strong red tint when the plant blooms.







Bulbosa Guatemala, a plant with a large distribution, growing in Central America and in the neighboring countries. Variable in terms of size, it is very ornamental, with its thick and tortuous leaves, and its reddening inflorescence.



The Winter Landscape

Want to create a beautiful Winter Landscape?  It’s time to take a good hard look at your landscape and see what you may want to add to enjoy next Winter.  Although the blooms of summer are a distant memory and the splendor of fall is neatly raked into the compost pile, don’t think that your yard has to be dreary from now until spring. Blooms, bark, berries, and background planting are the secrets of a colorful and interesting winter landscape.

Evergreens are the mainstay of the winter landscape. When the shade and flowering trees and shrubs of spring and summer have entered their winter sleep, it’s evergreens that take the stage. Spruce, Cedar, Pine, Hemlock, Arborvitae, Yew and Juniper- there are many beautiful varieties suitable for foundation or specimen planting, windbreaks, screens and groundcover. Some change into their ‘winter wardrobe’ too: “Reingold” Arborvitae takes on a coppery hue, while Junipers like “Bar Harbor” and “Prince of Wales” turn bronzy purple.  Don’t forget broad-leaved evergreens for texture contrast, plus make use of evergreen perennials like Coral Bells (Heuchera), Thrift (Armeria), Creeping Phlox, Candytuft (Iberis) and varieties of Sedum, for groundcover or edging. A few ornamental grasses such as Blue Fescue retain their color in winter. The foliage and flowers of others, like Miscanthus and Fountain Grass (Pennisetum), dries to a biscuit color and look particularly effective against a snowy backdrop.


Berry-bearing plants are a boon for birds, as well as being a decorative addition to the winter landscape. Try prickly Pyracantha, colorful Cotoneaster, and hardy Hollies- a must for holiday decorating. Hollies come in many shapes and sizes for all sorts of landscaping situations. Plant a dwarf grower like “Blue Angel” (Ilex meserveae ‘Blue Angel’) as a foundation plant, a medium grower like China Girl (Ilex cornuta ‘China Girl’) as a screen or hedge and a tall grower like “Nellie Stevens” (Ilex) as a specimen. Hollies require a male pollinator for best berry production. Be sure and ask us which pollinator you need for the variety you select.


The beautiful bark, which many trees and shrubs exhibit, can be seen at its best during winter, when leaves have fallen. Paper Park Maple (Acer griseum) is a delightful small specimen tree with reddish- brown bark that exfoliates in thin papery sheets. Consider white barked European or Himalayan Birch or water-loving River Birch with its eye-catching grey-brown to cinnamon colored peeling bark. For attractive mottled trunks, plant Stewartia and Crepe Myrtle. The dazzling stems of Red and Yellow Twig Dogwood brighten as the winter progresses. Twig Dogwoods look particularly stunning when planted in groupings in front of evergreen trees.


Even in the middle of winter, there are a few plants that will surprise us with flowers. Perennial Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) has pretty white buttercup-like flowers; its cousin, Lenten Rose (H. orientalis) blooms a little later with flowers ranging from purplish green to white and pink. Both are shade loving, growing slowly to a loose evergreen clump. Witch Hazel (Hammamelis mollis) is a large, multi-stemmed shrub with fragrant late winter blooms in yellow, orange, or red. Other late winter bloomers, all of which are fragrant also, include Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealii), Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox) and Sweet Box (Sarcoccoca).

Stop by soon and talk to us about helping you plan your landscape to include blooms, berries, bark, and background plantings for winter interest. Your yard will never have the winter doldrums again!

Winter Vegetables on the Table

Winter marks a seasonal change. Our bodies seem to crave the deeper tantalizing tastes rather than light fruity flavors of summer. Harvesting vegetables in the late fall, and sometimes into the winter, presents us with bounty for slow, simple and savory cooking. All winter vegetables may be boiled, roasted, grilled, stewed, sautéed, steamed or eaten raw.

What vegetables are these? Well…

The cole, or cruciferous, vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and kohlrabi rank highly for many nutrients including vitamin C, soluble fiber and other nutrients with anticancer properties. Interestingly, boiling seems to reduce the potency of these nutrients, but other cooking methods don’t.

Root crops, including beets and carrots, sustain life around the world. Beets provide folate, nitrates and manganese in dishes such as borscht and pickled beets. Carrots contain diverse vitamins including A, C, K and B6 and antioxidants from carotenoids. Interestingly, recent research proves people prefer the flavor of steamed carrots to boiled.

Fennel, with its anise flavor jazzes up meals throughout the world but is a favorite in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. It tops nutritional lists with its antioxidant benefits. Try some raw in salads and appetizers.

Celery, related to fennel, adds a distinctive crunch when used in salads as a raw ingredient or a stronger flavor to soups and stews.

Potatoes and sweet potatoes, long associated with the typical American holiday meal, contain many healthful benefits. According to research, boiling or steaming sweet potato provides the most health benefits; the phytochemicals in them rival that of broccoli. Roasting or baking potatoes is a healthy way to enjoy them.

Winter squashes, from acorn to pumpkins, also serve as healthy sources of carbohydrates. Because 90% of the calories are starch-related, people express surprise at recent studies proving the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and insulin-regulating effects of winter squash. Additionally, the roasted seeds make a delicious and healthful snack.

Have you ever wondered how to roast vegetables? It’s easy! Just wash the vegetables, cut into 1″x1″ cubes, and place in mixing bowl. Drizzle over a few tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and mix to cover all pieces. Place as a single layer in a cookie or roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook at 375⁰F for approximately 45 minutes or until the desired texture is reached. Jazz it up with cinnamon, garlic, curry, etc.

Here are some other recipes to bring these wonderful winter vegetables to your table. Bon appétit!

Roasted Winter Squash Seed and Cheese Ball Appetizer

Step 1: Roast winter squash seeds by cutting the winter squash in half and removing the seeds and stringy “gunk.” Put into a bowl half filled with water and rub between your hands to separate the seeds from the strings. Rinse the seeds again and spread out on a cookie sheet. Use a hair dryer or place in 150⁰F oven to dry. Stirring every 10 minutes reduces drying time.

Step 2: When dry, place in bowl and combine with choice of seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Return to cookie sheet. Place in 275⁰F oven for 10-20 minutes. Watch closely to prevent burning. When cool, chop finely to coat cheese ball.

Seasoning ideas

  1. Latino: 4 T melted butter, 2 t chili powder, 1 t oregano
  2. Asian: 4 T melted butter, 2 t ground ginger, 1 t hot mustard, 1 t honey
  3. Holiday: 4 T melted butter, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg, 2 t sugar
  4. Use your imagination!

Step 3: Make cheese ball.

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) softened Neufchatel Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Low fat)

Directions: Beat Neufchatel and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until well blended. Refrigerate 1 hour. Shape into ball. Press seasoned winter squash seeds onto cheese ball.

Serve with complimentary crackers, tortilla chips, or flatbread.

Winter Squash Casserole (serves 2)

2 Cups winter squash, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
3 T extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil
1 tsp. orange juice
1 tsp. lemon juice


Steam squash chunks, covered, for 7-8 minutes, until just tender
Mix remaining ingredients, pour over squash in bowl
Toss while still warm. Serve.

Other Ideas:

  1. Cook 1/2 C chopped onion with squash, or
  2. Add fresh herbs such as basil or rosemary to liquid dressing, or
  3. Sweeten with 1 t cinnamon and 2 t honey, or
  4. For Asian flavoring, add 1 T minced fresh ginger, 2 t soy sauce

Super Easy Grilled (or Baked) Cauliflower

Remove the leaves. Cut the head in two, core the stem. Place both on large piece of heavy-duty foil.

Melt 1/2 C butter with 2 t garlic salt and 2 t lemon pepper.

Drizzle half of butter mixture over each half and sprinkle each with 3 T Parmesan cheese,

Rejoin the two halves and drizzle remaining butter mixture on the outside.

Fold foil around, creating a ball.

Cook at 350⁰F for approximately an hour or until soft. Delicious!

Preserving the Harvest

Was it a bumper crop year? Now that the harvest is in, the decision needs to be made as to what to do with the abundance.

Many years ago, homes had “root cellars,” a place to store winter squash and root vegetables such as onions, potatoes, and carrots. Nowadays, it may be difficult for gardener’s to store their harvest this way. So, what can they do?

Here’s a quick little table to help you:

Vegetable Store Freeze/Blanching Time Can Dry Pickle
Beets X (2 min) X X X
Broccoli (3 min) X X X
Brussels sprouts (3 min) X X X
Cabbage (90 sec for wedges) Pickle first X X
Carrots X (5 min) X X X
Cauliflower (3 min) X X X
Celery (3 min) X X
Fennel (1/2 min) Pickle first X
Horseradish X (shred) Prepare as sauce X X
Kohlrabi (3 min) Pickle first X X
Onions X (raw) Pickle first X X
Parsnips X (2 min) X X X
Potatoes X (cooked) X X X
Rutabagas X (2 min) X X X
Sweet Potatoes/Yams X (cooked) X X X
Turnip X (2 min) X X X
Winter Squash X (cooked) X X X

Storing: Only store mature and perfect vegetables. If there are soft spots or bruises, eat immediately or preserve. Leave several inches of stems on winter squash. It’s important to maintain temperatures between 32⁰ and 40⁰F. with good air circulation and ventilation. To reduce spoilage, the humidity should be between 85 and 95%.

Freezing: Freezing maintains nutrients, flavor and texture. Most vegetables require blanching (cutting into pieces, a boiling water bath [see times above], followed by immersion into very cold water) prior to putting into freezer bags or containers in the freezer. Maintain a temperature of 0⁰F. Most vegetables will store well for 12 weeks.

Canning: Best method for vegetables with high water content such as fruits and tomatoes. Hot water baths or pressure cookers seal the contents in sterilized jars. Most vegetables are low acid foods and require using a pressure cooker. Use cleaned fresh and tender vegetables. Follow all pressure cooker instructions carefully.

Drying: No special equipment required. Most people use ovens or dehydrators. It’s important to have good air circulation and all vegetables are cleaned and not bruised. Blanching in a hot water bath increases quality and cleanliness. Adding 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid to each quart of water will reduce darkening.

Pickling: Used around the world to preserve foods, “pickling” also includes relishes and fermentation. Examples include Kim-chi, pickles, sauerkraut and chutneys. Follow all recipes carefully. Most use vinegar to stabilize acidity to prevent bacteria. Some recipes will suggest canning to preserve the product, others will recommend refrigerator or crock storage.

Have specific questions? The National Center for Home Food Preservation has many online publications to assist you.