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2018 April Newsletter

Cool Plants

Here are several plants that we have in stock and are looking great in the garden right now. Want to know more about these plants? Visit our plant database.

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Daphne Transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’

This Daphne stays in bloom for three whole seasons. Even during the winter, the leaves remain a striking shade of deep emerald green. Most of the blooms have at least four petals each, in shades of white and pale pink. This is an incredibly versatile plant, able to flourish equally well in small planters and left to grow into bushes outdoors.

Daphne is a shrub, and even one can fill an entire patio or enclosed porch with it’s strong, distinctive aroma. Plant shrubs at intervals within your existing garden arrangement, or create a hedge out of multiple Daphne plants. Its long life cycle means that there is enough time to enjoy its blossoms in full bloom, even if cold weather extends into the spring months.

  • Light need: Partial to full sun
  • Water need: Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • Plant characteristic: Evergreen

Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Pillar’

A new golden barberry with a compact form. Attractive foliage has an orange cast most of the season. Provides excellent contrast with green-leaved plants, and brings warm color to low hedges, foundation plantings and formal gardens. Deciduous.

  • Light need: Full sun
  • Water need: Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • Plant characteristic: Deciduous

Bellis Perennis ‘Habanera Mix’

Large flowers amass in early spring with white quills tipped in reddish-pink. Fantastic at the front of borders or along edges of containers. Full sun. Removing spent blooms will encourage flowering. Ht. 6-8in, Zone 4.

  • Light need: Full sun
  • Water need: Keep soil evenly moist
  • Plant characteristic: Herbaceous

QR CodeViola Cornuta ‘Etain’

A hardworking, compact perennial, ‘Etain’ violet forms well-behaved clumps and blooms from time to time from spring through fall. The attractive, fleshy, bright green foliage needs protection from slugs.

  • Light need: Full shade to partial sun
  • Water need: Keep soil evenly moist
  • Plant characteristic: Semi-Evergreen

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

The happiest little spring blooming bulb! Bright yellow flowers in early spring are easy to grow in full sun to part shade in average soil. Lovely cut flowers are long lasting. Strappy green reflexed foliage.

  • Light need: Partial shade to full sun
  • Water need: Keep soil evenly moist
  • Plant characteristic: Herbaceous

Scan the QR CodeAponogeton Distachyos ‘Water Hawthorn’

Water Hawthorn is known for its strange white flowers, spotted with black pollen and strong vanilla fragrance. Its oblong leaves will rest on the water surface, as this very bizarre plant prefers cooler waters, often blooming in the Spring and Fall, while going dormant in the Summer.

  • Light need: Full sun to part shade
  • Water need: Marginal, Prefers Wet Soil
  • Plant characteristic: Herbaceous perennial


qr codeCaltha Palustris ‘Marsh Marigold’

Marsh Marigold produces 2-inch yellow flowers in spring. The plants tolerate sun or some shade but in the sun they must have a Prefers Wet Soil. They prefer a wet, acid soil and can be grown near water. The leaves are shiny and bright green.

  • Light need: Full sun
  • Water need: Provide well drained soil
  • Plant characteristic: Herbaceous

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