Shrubs

9 07, 2019

Wet & Wild: 10 Wet-Loving Shrubs & Perennials Loved by Wildlife

By |2019-07-09T11:27:59-05:00July 9th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Perennials, Shrubs|0 Comments

If you have an area on your property that stays consistently moist, wet or gets flooded, the following plants will do well for you. In addition to offering seasonal interest, they are also beneficial to bees, birds and butterflies. DECIDUOUS SHRUBS Sugar Shack Buttonbush. Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a fast-growing, short-lived shrub [...]

3 04, 2018

What’s In Bloom?

By |2018-04-25T17:47:47-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Flowers, Garden Planning, Perennials, Shrubs, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring is here, and our nursery is filling up with blooms and blossoms! Here are some plants that are soon to be in bloom. Ornamental Trees Corneliancherry Dogwood The yellow flowers on Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), emerge before the foliage in late March/early April. They bloom in small clusters along the stems making [...]

1 08, 2017

Deer- and Rabbit-Resistant Shrubs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00August 1st, 2017|Deer resistant, Landscaping, New Plants, Rabbit Resistant, Shrubs|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 05, 2015

A Plant You Should Know: Deutzia

By |2020-01-14T10:35:33-06:00May 13th, 2015|Flowers, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Shrubs, Spring|0 Comments

This time of year, big box nurseries often offer a lot of what’s most popular: lilacs, forsythias, azaleas. Why not "think outside the box" and use Deutzia, a small, carefree shrub that bears pretty spring flowers on arching stems, settles to a neat, rounded appearance in summer and ends the season with lovely burgundy [...]