Perennial of the Week

Summer Phlox

Kim EllsonJul 14, '21

Summer Phlox, also known as Garden Phlox, is a medium to tall sized perennial, that provides mid to late summer color. It is a profuse bloomer and occurs in many shades of white, pink, purple and red. Phlox is ideal for planting in combination with other perennials. Select a part...

Butterfly Weed

Kim EllsonJun 14, '21

This plant was quite deservedly the Perennial of the Year in 2017. It boasts bright orange flowers that form a magnificent display once well-established.  It acts as both a host plant for the much beloved Monarch butterfly, as well as a highly desirable source of nectar.  Unlike many other milkweeds,...

Dianthus (Carnations)

Kim EllsonJun 1, '21

Perennial Dianthus are a wonderful addition to any garden, large or small.  These plants delight early in the year with very showy blooms, that are quite long-lived and generally occur in pinks, purples, whites and reds, and most with a divine fragrance. Try to position plants in a well-frequented area,...

Jacob's Ladder

Kim EllsonMay 24, '21

A native plant that is ideal for that partially shaded area in your garden or as part of a woodland garden. Plants are low maintenance once established and thrive in a rich, partially moist soil.  This early bloomer delights with bluish-purple flowers in spring, when most other perennials are still...

Columbine

Kim EllsonApr 28, '21

Columbines delight with their colorful floral displays in spring long before most other perennials, and when our spring bulbs are just starting to fade a little. They have exquisite bell-shaped flowers, that occur in a wide range of different styles and sizes, and in almost every imaginable color!  These delicate...