Annual of the Week

Supertunia Royal Velvet

Kim EllsonJul 13, '21

The Best Petunia. Period.®Not to brag or anything, but purple has been the royal color since the Phoenicians. You know, back in the Jurassic Period. You wont find flowers anywhere that are a deeper, darker or more velvety purple-blue than mine. Since Im also a Supertunia (the Queen of Petunias)...

Proven Winner 'Superbells'

Kim EllsonMay 24, '21

Woo-hoo! There is nothing more super than Superbells. If there was a word that meant extra, extra super it still wouldn't be as super as we are. Calibrachoas are a new type of plants that sort of look like little Petunias, which makes sense seeing as we're related. Only Superbells...

Annual Lobelia

Kim EllsonMay 2, '21

Lobelias are quite unique thanks to their vibrant blue, a true blue, which is something quite rare in the floral kingdom.  Lobelia erinus is a tender perennial that is grown and treated as an annual in our Chicago climate and hardiness zone.  Plants can either be grown from seed or...

Spring Pansies

Kim EllsonMar 27, '21

Pansies & Violas are extremely tough and resilient plants despite their beautiful and delicate appearance. Once acclimatized they are able to withstand freezing temperatures and are fully hardy. Pansies generally thrive under cool conditions and thus perform best in spring and fall, when they are most popular and in full...

Ornamental Peppers or Chilies

Kim EllsonOct 5, '20

It is hard to resist an ornamental pepper finding its way into one’s shopping cart, as these plants can simply not be overlooked when in their prime!  Vibrant displays of yellows, oranges, reds and purples, take one to a faraway more tropical place, at a time when our temperatures are...