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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 [...]

Beyond Valentine’s Day: Roses For Your Garden

By | February 10th, 2015|Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Gift Giving, Landscaping, Plants|

A traditional gift for Valentine’s Day is a bouquet of roses. Cut flowers are beautiful but not very long lasting.  If you love roses and want to enjoy them all summer long, plant hardy landscape roses in your garden.  These plants are low maintenance and easy to grow. The following are the tried and true [...]

Ornamental Grasses: Easy to Care For, Hard to Resist

By | August 19th, 2014|Easy-Care Plants, Plants, Seasonal Color|

Ornamental grasses have gained popularity in recent years due to their low maintenance and potential for year-round interest in the garden. These plants also respond beautifully to the wind and create sound with their rustling leaves. True grasses are in the Grass family (Poaceae) but horticulturists consider Sedges (Carex spp.) within the group of ornamental [...]

Parkway Plantings: Less Lawn, More Appeal

By | July 21st, 2014|Curb Appeal, Drought-Tolerant Plants, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens|

Sometimes we are really tested as landscape designers and horticulturists. One common challenge that we encounter is getting plants to grow in parkways, especially in urban neighborhoods. Large, mature street trees, often with shallow roots and a dense canopy such as Norway Maples, rob a site of sun, moisture and nutrients. Even with these less [...]

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 [...]

Plants To Know & Grow in Your Garden

By | February 25th, 2014|Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Landscaping, Plants|

Here at Nature's Perspective, we love plants so much that we could live by the famous quote of Nelson Henderson: "The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit". Spring will come and bring your garden back to life once again. With that in mind, we share [...]

Clear The Way! De-Icing with Care

By | February 4th, 2014|Lawn Care, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|

A few more weeks of ice and snow are in the forecast, as we slowly head towards spring. We share a modified re-post from December 2010 on clearing icy surfaces outside your home. We are often asked what products we recommend to melt ice or improve traction on stoops, steps, walkways and drives. Many of the items [...]

Plant Bulbs with Deer and Rabbit Resistance

By | August 30th, 2013|Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|

As autumn nears, it's a good time to think spring. Spring-flowering bulbs can only be planted during the fall. Daffodils are the mainstay of the bulb garden and are reliable performers, while showy Tulips should be replenished each year to keep their impact strong. There are many other spring-flowering bulbs that are not as well [...]

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 [...]

Downy Mildew Causing Many To Lose Impatiens

By | March 14th, 2013|Diseases, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Plants|

Last year, we encountered a widespread, extremely destructive disease called Impatiens Downy Mildew, affecting Impatiens walleriana (common impatiens). It is an aggressive and easily spread disease that causes the plant to lose its leaves and eventually die. Some of you may have encountered this at your property last summer. Downy mildew is not easy to detect [...]