Perennial of the Week

Russian Sage - A Pollinator Magnet!

Kim EllsonSep 5, '20

Russian Sage owes its popularity to a few different traits; for one it is an extremely tough, resilient plant, that can cope with harsh drought conditions, and needs little care once established.  Two; it produces an abundance of violet blue flowers, that serve as an absolute favorite for pollinators, and...

Showy Stonecrops - Late Color, Pollinator Value and Low Maintenance

Kim EllsonAug 9, '20

Showy Stonecrop or Upright Sedum Stonecrops have many winning qualities – incredible drought tolerance, beautiful flowers that act as an absolute pollinator magnet, deer resistance, minimal maintenance (cutting down flower stalks in spring), and an attractive mounding habit.  One of their finest attributes is their late bloom period; just as...

One of the Best Bloomers!

Kim EllsonJul 19, '20

Black-Eyed Susan ‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan plants are a staple in gardens for good reason; they are resilient, drought and deer tolerant plants, that require minimal care and return year after year.  These features alone make them desirable, however it is their bright yellow flowers and their readiness to bloom that...

A Great Shade Plant!

Kim EllsonJul 3, '20

Goatsbeard or Astilbe If you have a shady spot, Astilbes are the perfect plant to brighten up your garden. These showy plants have delicate fern-like foliage, accented by majestic, upright flower stalks, rising above the plant and providing striking color. There are many different varieties of Goatsbeard, thereby offering gardeners...

Garden Sages Never Fail

Kim EllsonMay 17, '20

Garden Sage 'May Night' Perennial Salvias are a tried and tested garden favorite for good reason!  They are robust, resilient perennials, that return year after year, and delight with that striking color of bluish purple. Plants are also tolerant of drought conditions, poor soils and do not require additional care...