Archive for March, 2011

Show Off™ Starlet Forsythia

Forsythia Show Off Starlet

(Forsythia) With a beautiful show of color, Show Off™ Starlet Forsythia ‘Minfor6’PPAF takes center stage in the landscape. Bountiful bright yellow flowers are produced in the spring, much like you get with Show Off™, but in a new dwarf variety. Show Off™ Starlet is deer resistant. Prune after flowering. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.

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Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’

Vaccinium Blueberry "Pink Lemonade"

(Blueberry) ‘Pink Lemonade’ is an amazing new break through in blueberries that offers four seasons interest. In the spring the pinkish-white flowers and early flare. The berries of ‘Pink Lemonade’ start off a pale green then slowly grow to a pale pink and then when ripe develop into a deep pink color. In the fall the leaves turn a bright orange to deep burgundy color. The reddish twigs are a great winter contrast against the white snow.  Any fruit that was missed provides a great treat for the birds.This new blueberry may be pink, but it’s as rich in anti-oxidants as its blue cousins.  This deliciously fruity pink blueberry boasts mouth-watering flavor and good firmness, bearing fruit from May through October.

This new blueberry may be pink, but it’s as rich in anti-oxidants as its blue cousins.  This deliciously fruity pink blueberry boasts mouth-watering flavor and good firmness, bearing fruit from May through October.
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Some People Trash Is Another’s Treasure

I was at a Stuck on Gardening Conference last weekend and one of the speakers (Felder Rushing) was there.

He was showing pictures of people using old tires in their gardens. Rushing is a great speaker, super funny guy. Anyways, the pictures he first showed us were some pretty tacky looking tire planters, people were using them for fences, stacking them up, painting them white, all sorts of craziness.  I really was not so sure if this guy was for real with the tire planter idea. Then at the end of his talk he was showing us some pretty cool ‘tire’ planters.

He gave us instructions of how to create these recycled pieces of art! I wanted to share this crazy, but cool idea with you.

Please be very careful when creating these pieces of art. Garden Crossings is not responsible for any accidents that may happen!

Here is a link to ‘How to Create a Tire Planter

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Charmed® Wine Oxalis

Oxalis 'Charmed Wine' Shamrock

(Shamrock) Charmed® Wine Oxalis has violet, shamrock-shaped leaves that are graced with dainty white flowers. Charmed® Wine makes a great statement in shady areas. Oxalis is also adaptable as a house plant for year around enjoyment.

Charmed Wine in Combination with Coleus

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Winter Jewels™ ‘Onyx Odyssey’ Helleborus

(Lenten Rose) Winter Jewels™ Series Helleborus ‘Onyx Odyssey‘ is a dramatic and elegant beauty. Her flowers are slate purple to near black in color with 15-20 petals per each large 3″ bloom. The foliage of Winter Jewels™ SeriesOnyx Odyssey‘ emerges purple in early spring and matures to a lovely shade of green. A unique addition to any garden!

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