This winter make plans to head up to the
Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association's Winter Symposium. Held over two days its packed with interesting lectures, a trade show, pesticide certification credits and a chance to meet new people and see old friends from our industry.
Featured speakers include Rick Darke and Lee Reich!
We have a nice selection of Pinus leucodermis (a.k.a
P. heldreichii - Bosnian Pine). They're a nice change of pace for foundations, island beds, conifer gardens, lower evergreen screening and accent plants. It's native to southeastern Europe and hardy to zone 5. The needles are long and very stiff and rigid but the branches are fairly flexible offering a better chance at withstanding a heavy snowfall. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. They are very salt tolerant (great along the shore!), deer resistant, drought tolerant once established and slow growers. All in all a low maintenance plant.
'Emerald Arrow' (seen here) is an upright branching evergreen with a narrower habit than our others. It will grow 15' high x 8' wide.
'Groen' is the most compact form reaching only about 10' with dark green needles.
'Mint Truffle' has a pear-shaped habit with upturned branches. Grows 12' high by 8' wide.
Above available mostly in the Newtown sales yard. Call for current availability.
There's still time to warm up that landscape so stop in and take a look soon.
Dave, Angel and Greg planted some bulbs this week...can't wait until spring!
25% Off Spring Flowering Bulbs There is still a selection of Allium, Crocus, Hyacinths, Spanish Bluebells, Narcissus and Tulips! Don't miss out on this special!
35% off B&B Hybrid Holly & Japanese Holly
(Does not include American Holly
40% off 48-52" Hedge Grade & Specimen Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
50% off B&B Junipers
Call for varieties, pricing and availability to either yard. Sales price not included on any transferring of material between yards. In stock only, while supplies last.
Don't forget to check out the 50% Off Area in both sales yards - Don't Miss Out!
Asian Beauty Viburnum
Colorful fruit keeps things interesting this time of year and
Viburnum dilatatum 'Asian Beauty' (Linden Viburnum) is a prime example. It's a nice, multi-season shrub with white flowers in spring, deep red foliage in fall followed by persistent cherry-red berries. A favorite of many designers, they not only retain the bright red color longer than most Viburnum, they are also a reliable fruiter on their own where most Viburnum need others for cross pollination. Plant in full sun to partial shade in average soil. Grows 8-10' high.
Winter Gold Winterberry
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' (Winterberry) is just another color option when it comes to fruit. The peachy-orange berries are loved by Blue Birds and can be picked clean by a flock in one afternoon - but only once the leaves have fallen and they are fully ripened - sometimes lasting through mid January.
Even though Ana and Pilar have the perennial houses packed and secure they are still accessible and loaded with options for your last-minute December jobs. Dan made sure we had a beautiful selection of
Heuchera (Coral Bells) this year - full in their pots and overflowing!
Have a Great Weekend!
Weekly Plant I.D.
Last Weeks ID
Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
This Weeks ID
Geum coccineum 'Borisii') is a perennial we wrote about earlier in the season while it was in full flower - New for us this year it was a great performer and we'll be happy to see it again in the spring. Small intense orange flowers bloom late spring and again in summer with deadheading. The fuzzy foliage creates a low mound and is nearly evergreen through the winter, with the older leaves changing shades of pink and red. Deer resistant, zone 5.
Put it on your 2017 list for the front of the border!
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