Archive for November, 2010

Sugar Candy™ Clematis ‘Evione’

(Clematis) Clematis ‘Sugar Candy’ is a  striking cultivar which is free flowering both in the spring and late summer. ‘Sugar Candy’ has large 6-7″ flowers with pinkish mauve pointed petals and a darker pink center bar. This is a great ‘Queen of the Vines’ as it blooms mostly all summer from May-September.


Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’

(Common Thrift) Numerous rose red blooms of Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’ will dance in the landscape from mid through late spring, reblooming sporadically throughout the summer months. ‘Ballerina Red’ has broad evergreen leaves, stiff flower stems, and 1″ large round flower clusters. Armeria overwinters well and once established is heat and salt tolerant.


Big Leaf Hydrangea

Big Leaf Hydrangeas give off a great show not only in the Summer but in their fall foliage color also.

Big Leaf Fall Foliage Color

Big Leaf Hydrangea Fall Foliage Color


One persons trash is another one’s treasure. That is a motto that I live by. I love to look at garage sales, thrift stores and even have been known to pick up goodies that people have set out for the garbage man. A recent treasure that I found was a bike cart that is used to pull small children in behind a bike. The kids had been playing with it pulling each other around and then I saw them hauling wood in it. That gave me an idea… why not load bark into it for barking the gardens.  What a great idea that was!!! It sets lower to the ground than a wheel barrow making it easier to load from a trailer. The two wheels made it more stable so it did not tip over. And it was MUCH better than scooping one shovel full at a time!  Not only does my arms and back not hurt as much but I was able to get the job done sooo much faster!!!  My advise… look for trash, that can become a real treasure!



Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia

Fall Foliage Color

Summer Color and Blooms

(Deutzia) Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia is an attractive, compact shrub which is adorned in white, pearl-like buds that explode into a shower of fragrant, star-shaped flowers in the spring. When finished flowering, the bright, lime-yellow foliage provides all season interest and is also deer resistant! Chardonnay Pearls® is a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.