Thank-you for your business in 2016, we look forward to 2017!
Last Week's ID
For the last ID of 2016 we have Southern Magnolia - the tree we all wish was hardy to Zone 4... Why? Because of the big, glossy evergreen leaves, pure white fragrant flowers (4-6" in diameter!) and striking red seed capsules.
Striking in bloom -
awesome foliage too!
It requires full sun to light shade and moist rich soil. Hot dry summers will require supplemental watering. The species is hardy to zone 7, but there are cultivars that can grow in protected zone 6 sites like 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'.
Others to check out this spring will be 'Edith Bogue', 'D.D. Blanchard' and 'Victoria'.
Good to Know
Even though the Weekly Picks will be taking a winter break, both Newtown and Watertown will be open all winter long getting ready for the 2017 season! Fax (203-426-8057) or email us your spring quotes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just stop by to chat - we'd love to hear from you!
Please note: We will be CLOSED Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd. Otherwise open Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm