Lenten Rose - Mahogany Queen

We are just going to spring ahead and look forward to the beauty of the season. Hellebores (Lenten rose) signal spring. The early bloomers are easy and pretty and can brighten any landscape. Exquisite saucer-shape flowers in white (often speckled), pinks, yellows, or maroon remain on the plant for several months, even after the petals have fallen. Hellebores' divided leaves rise on sturdy stems and may be serrated (like a knife) along the edges. Grow in shade where soil remains moist; some hellebores prefer acid or alkaline conditions, depending on variety.


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Our full care for your landscape during winter weekly visits (weather permitting) keeps us prepared to jump into full swing in the spring. Winter and wind may have taken a toll on plants, but in a few weeks new growth and blooms will replace those burned ferns and new life will appear. Our certified professionals follow best practices. First pre-emergent/fertilizer applications are done as soon as the time is right: soil temperature 50-55 degrees. See more details



Mid month is the time for your second application of pre-emergent weed control and fertilizer for fescue turf. If you planted bulbs in November they should be in full bloom and adding a beautiful touch to your landscape.  As their blooms fade, cut off spent flower stalks, but don't remove the foliage until it yellows.



May is the month to change your SEASONAL COLOR (or annuals).  Though the pansies, snapdragons and other winter annuals still look great, they will not make it as we head into summer.


Just when you think winter is never going to end, the spirit-lifting flowers of spring burst on the scene!


HelleboreHellebore - Lenten Rose

H. orientalis

Hellebore excels in the shade garden where its nodding pink, white, rose, green, purple, yellow, spotted, or bicolored blooms bring welcome color to dark corners of the landscape. They also make great companions for spring-flowering bulbs such as Narcissus and Scilla. Hellebores are mostly evergreen and also deer and rabbit resistant.



'Silver Mound' Artemisia

Artemisia schmidtiana

Keep foliage color in mind when you plan your perennial border. Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won't fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements.




Peony paeonia

These gorgeous sun lovers will bloom reliably for decades, getting bigger and better every year. Peonies are available in a variety of colors and flower forms including singles, doubles, and semi-doubles. The flowers are also delightfully fragrant, making them an ideal choice for fresh-cut bouquets. Although they vary slightly by variety, most peonies bloom in May and June, but even after they flower, their finely cut foliage provides interest in the flower border.


First Day of Spring March 20


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