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2018 December Newsletter

Cool Plants

Here are some plants that we have in stock at the Falling Water Gardens nursery. We think this selection would look great in your garden right now. Want to know more about these plants? Visit our plant database.

https://i2.wp.com/fallingwaterdesigns.com/plants/wp-content/uploads/HelleborusSnowfever.jpg?fit=270%2C360Helleborus Argutifolius ‘Snow Fever’

An attractive variety, producing lovely greenish-white flowers in late winter; stunning variegated foliage looks like it is frosted with snow; excellent visual contrast for the garden or border fronts.

Snow Fever Hellebore features showy nodding creamy white cup-shaped flowers with light green overtones at the ends of the stems from late winter to early spring. It’s attractive oval compound leaves remain dark green in color with showy white variegation throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Gaultheria Procumbens ‘Wintergreen’

This fragrant, evergreen ground cover would makes a nice addition to the landscape. The bright red berries are quite persistent and stay on for months at a time. Will tolerate drought, sand and dry soils. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline.

Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegatus’

Small evergreen shrub with many erect branches to form a mound. Leathery holly-like leaves are irregularly spined and dark green edged in creamy-white. An excellent hedge, border or foundation plant.

Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’

Very hardy shrub displays attractive foliage in all seasons. Intense red new growth and fall color is its hallmark. Ideal for use around foundations or in mixed borders. Small white flowers are a bonus. Virtually pest and disease free.

 

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Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.