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Veronica 'First Glory'  Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'  Garden Phlox 'Delilah'
A plant's growth is dependent on its genetic characteristics, cultural practices, and regional climate. Our descriptions include information about the plant's mature height (HT) and spread/spacing (SP) so the garden will be full without looking crowded. We have described plants as: Upright; the plant will be taller than it is wide; best to use towards the back or center of a garden. Mounding; the plant will be about as wide as it is tall. Sprawling; spreading outward from basal stems. Groundcover; spreading to infinity and beyond.
Regional bloom time; for continuous color throughout the changing seasons.

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.

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



Achillea 'Sassy Summer Taffy'

Achillea/Yarrow 'sassy Summer Taffy'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies Attracts Bees Water-wise/Xeric
HT:30" SP:36" Upright, Blooms Mid-Late Summer

This non-invasive yarrow has flat-topped, dark salmon-pink flower clusters on sturdy stems and highly fragrant foliage. Forms a large, clump quickly that fits well into a xeric, naturalized setting. Avoid planting in shady areas and over-watering.

Highly deer-resistant. Flowers can be used for dried arrangements.




Aquilegia 'Rocky Mountain Blue'

Aquilegia

Part-Shade Full Shade Deer-Resistant  
HT:8" Groundcover; Grown for foliage

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

Massing groundcover with green and white foliage. Sought after since it thrives in shady locations and is highly deer-resistant.

Can easily take over garden areas, so be aware of this trait and avoid planting in small, sunny gardens.


Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Full Sun Deer-Resistant Attracts Butterflies 
HT:36" SP:24" Mounding; Blooms Summer-Fall

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

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.

PPA Plant of the Year for 2016.

Artemisia/Silvermound

Artemisia/Silvermound

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

$8

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.



Brunnera 'Sea Heart''

Brunnera 'Sea Heart'

Part-Shade Full Shade Attracts Bees
HT: 12" SP: 20", Mounding; Blooms Spring-Early Summer

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

'Sea Heart' with its silver, heart-shaped leaves, stands out in shady areas. Prominent green veins are a nice contrast. The plant forms a rounded clump that spreads over the years.

The blue forget-me-not flowers appear above the foliage, and the showy foliage remains nice through the changing seasons.


Caryopteris


Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees
HT:2' SP:3' (shrublet) Blooms Through Late Summer Into Fall

$8

Easy to grow plant a nice to have a full flush of flowers in late summer. Bumblebee and honeybee magnet. Personal favorite with nice foliage.

We prune to green in spring-early summer.

We also have Caryopteris 'Sapphire Surf' TM at HT:2' SP:3' $15


Cerastium 'Snow In Summer'


Cerastium 'Snow In Summer'

Full Sun Attracts Butterflies Deer-Resistant Water-wise/Xeric
6" Silver, Persistent Groundcover; Blooms Through Summer

$4 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $20

Easy to grow groundcover for hot, sunny areas. By far our most aggressive groundcover and our most popular. Spreads quickly and the foliage remains through winter and into spring detering annual weeds. Shear the plant to about two inches every fall and use scissors to keep the foliage from spreading if needed.

Good plant for sloped, full sun areas since it holds the soil in place.



Echinacea/Coneflower 'Magnus'

Echinacea/Coneflower 'Magnus' 

Full Sun Butterfly Attracts Bees Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
HT:30" SP:24" Upright; Blooms Late Summer-Fall

$8

Coneflowers are slow growing but reliable. Placed towards the center of the garden, Echinacea are a good cover plant as perennials that bloom earlier start to fade. Native to the Americas, Echinacea attracts butterflies and is an important addition to the xeric, full sun perennial garden.

Lovely when planted with other late-season perennials including Rudbeckias and Gaillardias. 



Festuca 'Beyond Blue'

Festuca 'Beyond Blue' 


HT:24"

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

Grasses continue to be a popular addition to the landscape with their movement and seasonal color.


Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Rozanne' and 'Brookside'

Full Sun Attracts Bees Attracts Butterflies  
HT:12" Groundcover that blooms summer-fall

$8


Perennial Geraniums are a must have for full sun perennial gardens.The flowers alone are enough to make this plant worth growing, but the foliage is great too. Plants bloom through the season with shearing between bloom cycles. Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of soil types. The foliage turns red into fall. 'Rozanne' has a vigorous, sprawling habit, so allow plenty of room for the plants to spread. 


Hemerocallis/Daylilies


Hemerocallis/Daylilies; 6 Varieties this season

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Butterflies  
HT:30" SP:30" Upright; Blooms Mid-Summer

$15 Discounted: Buy 3 Get 1 Free

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

Hosta; 2 Varieties Remaining

Full Shade Part-Shade Hummingbird
HT:16" SP:24" Mounding, Grown primarily for foliage

$15

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.

A showy plant with or without the flowers we enjoy them on the deck in container gardens and planted in the gardens every season.



Iris


Iris; 3 Varieties Remaining

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant
$8

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 

  Full Sun Deer-Resistant Butterfly 
'Snowcap' HT:15" SP:15"  

$8

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 trimmed. 


Lupine

Lupine 'Gallery Blue' and 'Gallery Red' 

Full Sun Part-Shade Deer-Resistant Butterfly
HT:24" SP:18" Upright; Late Spring-Early Summer

$4 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $20

Lupine are popular with their unusual flower spikes that rise above the foliage. Blooms and plants are short-lived (like Delphiniums), so we plant every 2-3 years to insure inclusion into the gardens.

Customers have shared pics of areas where the Lupine have spread via viable seeds creating a wonderful area filled with a mix of these colorful beauties. Poisonous, so be aware.


Papaver/Orientale Poppy

Papaver/Orientale Poppy 

  Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant  
HT: 30" SP: 24" Blooms Through Early Spring

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

Oriental Poppies are unique with their 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 match/lighter and the blooms hold up for weeks.

We cut them back in later in summer as their foliage begins to die back.



Phlox 'Delilah'

Phlox paniculata 'Delilah'

Full Sun Part-Shade Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies 
HT:24" SP:20" Blooms Late Summer

$8

Outstanding color for a mid-late summer blooming perennial. Phlox are popular, long-lived plants for the full sun to part-shade garden. Prefer amended soils and ample water at the base rather than overhead so flowers don't "shatter" and drop prematurely. The flowers are highly fragrant and make elegant bouquets.



Phlox subulata

Phlox subulata 'Red Wing' and 'Candy Stripes'

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

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

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'

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

$15 Discounted: Buy 3 Get 1 Free

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.

As fall shifts to early winter, cones produce seeds that attract birds.


Salvia

Salvia 'May Night'

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Deer-Resistant Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Honeybees
HT:24" SP:18" Upright, Blooms Late Spring-Early Summer

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

Salvias are amongst the easiest of perennials to grow. Their dense spikes of dark purple flowers on sturdy stems rise above the foliage. Well-known for not just deer resistance, but to actually repel them so excellent choice for planting at the base of shrubs or in front of less deer-resistant plants. 

'May Night' is a PPA award winner that we have enjoyed in the gardens for decades. Often re-blooms when spent flowers are removed/deadheaded.


Autumn Joy

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
'Autumn Joy' HT:2' SP:2' Blooms Late Summer-Fall

$8 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $48

Sedum's succulent foliage is perfect for our hot, dry summers. Prefers xeric conditions, so avoid overwatering.

'Autumn Joy' makes a bold statement growing to a full two feet with large umbel flowers that attract butterflies and sustain honeybees through fall.


Stachys/Lamb's Ear


Stachys/Lamb's Ear

Full Sun Water-wise/Xeric Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:18" Groundcover, Foliage Spring-Frost

$4 Discounted: Tray of 8 @ $20

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.


Veronica 'First Glory'

Veronica 'First Glory'

Full Sun Attracts Honeybees Attracts Butterflies
HT:20" SP:18" Mid-Late Summer 

$8

Compact plants with dense flower spikes. Long lasting flowers make a lovely addition to garden bouquets.

Prefer evenly moist watering through the heat of summer.