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Deer- and Rabbit-Resistant Shrubs

By | August 1st, 2017|Deer resistant, Landscaping, New Plants, Rabbit Resistant, Shrubs|

Living in the Northern Chicago suburbs means abundant parks and forest preserves along with various critters ready to snack on our gardens. Here are six deer- and rabbit-resistant shrubs that will discourage them from feasting on your plants. Deer and rabbits dislike Butterflies Diervilla (Diervilla sessilifolia ‘Butterfly’), although butterflies and hummingbirds enjoy its sweet-tasting yellow flowers [...]

New Plants & Products for Outdoor Living

By | March 7th, 2017|Back Yard, Easy-Care Plants, Fire Features, Landscape Accessories, Maintenance, New Plants, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|

Here are some of the noteworthy plants and products for outdoor living that we discovered last month during iLandscape, our annual industry trade show. New Plants: Fiber Optics Buttonbush is a variety of the native shrub with showy globe-shaped flowers. Bears fruit and nectar that supports wildlife. Prefers wet locations. 5-6’ h. Full sun. Summer Ruffle Hibiscus is [...]

Groundcover Alternatives to Grass

By | March 8th, 2016|Curb Appeal, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Lawn-free, New Plants, Pollinators, Shade gardens|

Is there an area in your yard that lacks interest? Is there an area in your yard that just won’t grow healthy grass? Is your parkway uninspiring? This spring, instead of spending another year dissatisfied with it, consider filling this space with grass alternatives. By using lesser known groundcovers and ornamental grasses, these spaces can be transformed [...]

More Plants to Know & Grow in Your Garden

By | March 18th, 2014|Flowers, General News, New Plants, Plants, Seasonal Color|

We are all relieved to witness the demise of winter, but saddened to discover the toll it's taken on our gardens. If you have lost a plant or two, now is a great time to think about replacing it. To continue an earlier post, here are more plants we recommend that will bring you years [...]

Fresh New Plants For A New Season

By | May 24th, 2013|Easy-Care Plants, General News, New Plants, Plants|

Each year there are countless plant varieties that are introduced to the green industry. They all look wonderful in catalogs, but we choose carefully. After a year or two on trial in our garden, we let everyone have a chance to enjoy them at home. Here are some of the recent additions to our nursery. The [...]