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2018 May Newsletter

Cool Plants

Gorgeous annuals and perennials are arriving weekly. Come take yours home today!

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.

Zantedeschia Albomaculata ‘Speckled Calla’

Calla Lilies are one of the most graceful additions that can be made to any garden, so be sure to place them in a spot where they’ll be noticed! These low-growing, trumpet-shaped flowers are popular in spring and early summer bouquets, earning top dollar at the florist. Available in an array of colors and surrounded by complementary speckled leaves, callas perform well in partial shade, garden borders and patio containers. Visit the nursery and pick out your Lily today!

  • Light need: Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water need: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings



Hyacinths are spring-blooming bulbs with richly colored flowers and an incredible fragrance that can perfume your entire garden. They bloom in mid-spring at the same time as daffodils and early tulips, and come in a rainbow of colors including white, cream, pink, rose, apricot, lavender, cobalt blue, deep purple and wine red. Like other spring-flowering bulbs, hyacinths are easy to grow. Just plant the bulbs in fall to enjoy beautiful flowers the following spring.

  • Light need: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water need: Average water needs; water regularly; do not over water


The blossoms of the Cyclamen twist and turn like tiny butterfly wings. The silvery, marbled coloring of the foliage accents the beautiful flower colors of lavender, rose, maroon, red, or white.

  • Light need: Partial shade
  • Water need: Water cyclamen only when the soil is dry to the touch

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’

The old-fashioned Bleeding Heart has been a garden favorite for years. It’s a substantial plant that bears long, arching racemes of pink flowers. ‘Gold Heart’ is a classic beauty with one marvelous variation: It has metallic gold leaves and peach-colored stems instead of the usual green. Bloom starts here in early May and lasts several weeks, subsiding with the arrival of summer heat. Plants often go dormant in midsummer (interplant with Ferns and Hostas to fill the breach). Long-lived, reliable, and will self sow.

  • Light need: Full shade to partial sun
  • Water need: Moist, Well-Drained Soil

Lithodora diffusa ‘Grace Ward’

This is one of the finest rock garden plants. It prefers a sunny location. Deep blue, small, funnel-shaped flowers renew themselves all summer long. Evergreen leaves are narrow, up to an inch long. Both stems and foliage are hairy. Performs best in loose, well-drained, acidic soil with ample summer water.

  • Light need: Full shade to partial sun
  • Water need: Moist, Well-Drained Soil

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’

Creeping Jenny is much more restrained in habit than the more common green type. Plants form a low mat of butter-yellow leaves, bearing bright golden-yellow flowers from late spring into the summer. Excellent in pots and tubs, or cascading over walls. Outstanding when used as a foliage accent. Consider combining this with any of the bronze or purple leaved Coral Bells.

  • Light need: Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Water need: Prefers Wet Soil

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

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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.