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Nepeta With Bee Hemerocallis/Daylily Echinacea Orange
We will continue through June to offer 10% discounts on full trays of perennials; 9 perennials in 6" pots and 18 perennials in 4" pots. Customers liked that we can group together full trays of perennials for full sun and part-shade into combo-trays, so we will continue to offer those again this season.
Perennials are removed from this page as they sell out.

Colten's Pic Of Deer In The Shade

Deer-Resistant
Deer move freely through our landscape. We both have that same "What are you doing in my yard?" expression when we see each other. 
If you face a similar situation, look for the NO DEER symbol to minimize frustration.

A plant's growth is dependent on its genetic characteristics, cultural practices, and regional climate. Descriptions include; the plant's mature height (HT) and spread/spacing (SP); to figure out numbers needed.  

Upright; the plant will be taller than it is wide. Best to use towards the back or center. 

Mounding; the plant will be about as wide as it is tall. These plants work well towards the center or front.

Sprawling; spreading out from basal stems. Allow plenty of room for these plants as they mature.

Groundcover; spreading to infinity and beyond. Many groundcovers also have viable seeds adding additional spread.

Regional bloom time; for continuous color throughout the changing seasons.

Thanks go to Walters Gardens and Ball Hort for providing pictures for us to use on this website. 

Ladybug with Eggs Ladybug Larvae Adult Ladybug

Ladybugs (eggs to larvae to adult) thrive in healthy gardens. You can buy them and release them, but it's the plants that naturally induce, sustain, and keep them in the gardens. Several years ago I stopped spraying pesticides in and around the gardens. It struck me as being slightly psychotic to plant a landscape that attracts birds, bees, and beneficials into my landscape and then turn around and use chemicals that harm them.

Garden designs have moved from foundation to curb since they are often viewed from inside the home. Mixed gardens that include shrubs, perennials, and annuals provide a screen from roadways and allows us to enjoy the gardens from inside looking out as well as from a deck or patio and give homeowners a sense of privacy. After all, wouldn't you rather look at a colorful garden than a roadway?

View From Window



Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow'

Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' 16 @ $4

Full Sun Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees 
HT:6" Groundcover; Blooms Mid-Late Spring

Tough plant that spreads quickly with runners/plantlets, much like strawberries, that root where they land. Mildly invasive, so not suggested for planting near lawn areas, though it can be easily mowed. Beautiful foliage that stays nice through the heat of summer if adequately watered.


Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' 18 @ $10


 Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies 
HT:36" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Late Summer-Fall
Sale Priced @ $10

Classic cottage garden perennial with large, pure white blooms that stand out above the dark green foliage. Selected for its long bloom time extending well into the fall season. The lightly fragrant flowers make a nice addition to cut flower arrangements.

Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year for 2016.


Aquilegia/Columbine

Aquilegia/Columbine; 3 Varieties this season
24 @ $5

Full Sun Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Ladybugs
HT:30" SP:18" Upright; Blooms Spring-Early Summer
Sale Priced @ $5

Columbines are among the easiest of perennials to grow. Our selections have taller habits making them beautiful in both, the gardens as well as cut flower arrangements. Popular with novice and experienced gardeners since they tolerate full to part shade and a range of soils.

Attract ladybug larvae keeping aphids in check, naturally.


Artemisia/Silvermound

Artemisia/Silvermound 2 @ $8

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric
HT:12" SP:12" Mounding; Grown for attractive foliage

Finely textured silver leaves are soft to the touch. Habit can be kept in a compact mound by trimming back blooms as they appear. Xeric plant that thrives in sandy soils with water-efficient drip irrigation rather than overhead sprinklers that tend to weigh down the foliage.

Fragrant foliage is highly deer-resistant.


Aster 'Purple Dome'

Aster 'Purple Dome' 12 @ $10

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees
HT:18" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Late Summer-Fall
Sale Priced @ $10

Forms a solid, rounded mound of royal purple flowers. A sought-after variety that provides color through late summer and well into fall and selected for its long bloom time. Beneficials, including migrating Monarch butterflies, seek out fall flowers for needed nectar and pollen, and this variety stays compact from start to finish.


Caryopteris

Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'
24 in 4" Pots @ $5 and 7 in 8" pots @ $15 

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees
HT:30" SP:36" Shrublet; Blooms Late Summer-Fall
Sale Priced @ $5 and $15

We prune these small shrubs/large perennials the same as our Russian Sage; prune to green in late spring. Flowers appear late in the summer and continue through fall. Underused in the landscpae and aa personal favorite since it supports honeybees and bumblebees late in the season.



Echinacea

Echinacea/Coneflower 'Kismet Series' 15 @ $10

Full Sun Butterfly Attracts Bees Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
HT:18" SP:14" Upright; Blooms Late Summer-Fall

Still available in two colors, yellow and orange for a full sun garden area. Pollinators love them, songbirds flock to the seed heads, and they make gorgeous cut flowers. Slow-growing, but reliable, Echinacea attract butterflies and are a wonderful addition to the xeric, full sun perennial garden.



Hemerocallis/Daylilies

Hemerocallis/Daylilies;
18 @ $8 and 16 @ $10

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Butterflies  
HT:30" SP:30" Upright; Blooms Mid-Summer
8" Pulp pots Sale Priced @$10

One of the easiest plants to grow, Daylilies are long-lived and adaptable to a range of soil types. Our mix includes colors that work well together and in combination with other perennials. New varieties are less aggressive and will not require dividing for many years. Breeders have provided varieties with increased plant vigor with outstanding bloom size.



Hosta 'Krossa Regal'

Hosta 'Krossa Regal' (shown) 1 @ $15

Full Shade Part-Shade Hummingbird
'Krossa Regal' HT:40" SP:60"

Hostas brighten otherwise shady areas of the landscape and will tolerate part-shade conditions when provided with ample water and planted in amended soils. The plants bloom later in the season with delicate, light purple flowers on tall scapes.



Iris

Iris; 4 Varieties this season including 'Varigata' (shown)
12 @ $8

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
Tall bearded Iris are a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to any full sun, xeric landscape. A long-time favorite of novice and advanced gardeners over the years since they are available in stunning colors and a welcome site as we move from winter into spring. Best when planted so that the top half of the rhizome is visible at soil level; otherwise root rot occurs.

Highly Deer-Resistant. Excellent as a cut flower with long lasting, mildly fragrant blooms.



Leucanthemum/Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum/Shasta Daisy 18 @ $5 

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Butterfly 
'Sweet Daisy' HT:18" SP:15"
Sale Priced @ $5 

Shasta Daisies are a charming addition to the perennial garden and a long-time personal favorite. The varieties for this season are compact plants with a mass of clear white flowers.

The plants will re-bloom if spent blooms are deadheaded. 


Nepeta/Catmint

Nepeta/Catmint 6 @ $8

Full Sun Attracts Honeybees Butterfly Attracts Hummingbirds Deer-Resistant
'Walker's Low' HT:36" SP:36"
Upright; Blooms Mid-Late Summer

Nepetas are highly deer-resistant and great plants for areas where they can be allowed to spread out. Honeybee and bumblebee magnets; a characteristic to consider if you're allergic or (cringe) just don't like honeybees. 'Walker's Low' is the PPA Plant of the Year for 2007.


Papaver/Poppy

Papaver/Orientale Poppy 14 @ $2.50

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant  
'Princess Louise' (shown) HT:24" SP:20"
'Allegro' HT:12" SP:18" Bright Orange Blooms
Both bloom through early spring 
Sale Priced @ $2.50

Large, intensely bright, papery blooms measuring a full 4-5 inches across. Prefer to be watered at soil level using soaker hoses/drip system so the foliage and flowers stay dry and don't drop their petals. To enjoy as cut flowers, singe the bottom of the stem with a candle and the blooms hold up for weeks.
We cut them back in later in summer as their foliage begins to die back.



Phlox Subulata Blue

Phlox subulata 'Spring Blue' 8 @ $8

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
HT:6" Groundcover; Blooms Early-Late Spring

Provides a thick blanket of emerald green foliage topped with a full flush of outstanding colorful blooms soon after winter. Long-lived and a wonderful addition to rock gardens, border edges, and anywhere a reliable groundcover is needed.
Foliage stays semi-evergreen through winter.


Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' 5@ $8

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Water-wise/Xeric
HT:24" SP:20" Upright; Blooms Late Summer-Fall

Hardy Rudbeckia provides a profusion of flowers on sturdy, multi-branching stems. Good as a cut flower and a dependable perennial on its own in mass/drifts or in the mixed garden. Compact plant so it shows best when planted in the front-mid section of the garden.

Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year for 1999.


Salvia 'Lyrical Rose'

Salvia 'Lyrical Rose' 36 @ $2.50

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Water-wise/Xeric
HT:22" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Late Summer-Fall
Sale Priced at $2.50

Rosy-pink spikes of flowers rise above compact foliage that stays nice through the season. Attracts honeybees and butterflies. Charming as a cut flower to smaller bouquets.
Compact plant so it shows best when planted in the front-mid section of the garden.


Saponaria

Saponaria 24 @ $2.50

Full Sun Part-Shade Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies
HT:10" Groundcover; Blooms Late Spring-Early Summer
Sale Priced @ $2.50

Saponaria is a long-time favorite since it's easy to grow, fragrant, and attracts butterflies into the gardens. The clear pink flowers rise above the foliage which spreads by forming large clumps and the seeds are also viable. Excellent as a rock garden plant and to soften straight edges.

Spills over garden wall edges.


Sedum 'Dazzleberry'

Sedum 'Dazzleberry' 9 @ $5

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:6" Groundcover, Blooms late Summer-Fall
Sedum's succulent foliage is perfect for our hot, dry summers. Prefers xeric conditions, so avoid overwatering. Adds distinct foliage texture and color to rock gardens, at the garden's edge, and in container gardens.

Foliage color intensifies with the onset of fall and through winter.
Vibrant flowers are an added bonus through late summer.


Stachys/Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina/Lamb's Ear 11 @ $10

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:18" Groundcover, Foliage Spring-Frost
Sale priced @ $10

Fuzzy gray leaves form the base of this vigorous spreader. Not intended for small garden areas, but rather the larger landscape design where the plant can thrive and spread.
As late summer approaches, the plants produce upright spikes of magenta flowers that are honey and bumblebee magnets. Produces viable seeds, adding another layer to its vigorous growth.

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo' 32 @ $5

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:18" SP:18" Blooms Early-Mid Summer
Sale Priced @ $5

Introduced by German grower Ernst Pagels, 'Hummel' means bumblebee in German. Related to Stachys byzantina (lamb's ear) but with basal rosettes of glossy, bright green leaves. Valued for its crinkled foliage and long display of prolific flower spikes.

Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year for 2019. 


Thyme


Thymus 'Mother of Thyme' 8 @ $4

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
Groundcover/Herb; Both Bloom Late Spring
Great choice as paver fillers, to soften garden edges, and as a ground cover between other full sun, xeric perennials and shrubs.

Like many herbs, 'Mother of Thyme' deters deer when planted in front of less-resistant perennials since deer seldom step to reach behind plants they don't like.