Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Pennisetum ‘Little Bunny’

Fountain grasses are a great perennial for almost any landscape and about as versatile as any ornamental grass. One of our favorite varieties, 'Little Bunny', grows in a smaller, compact form compared to a straight Pennisetum alopecuroides, only reaching 11" at full height. Graceful, rich-green leaf blades are accompanied by rosy tassels that eventually turn…

Plant of the Week: Mum

Mums are one of the most recognizable fall flowers. Available in sizes from 4.5" to 12",  mums are a popular choice for fall decorating. They bloom late summer through fall with small to medium blooms. Mums come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Light Needs: Full sun to partial…

Plant of the Week: Hornbeam ‘Fastigiata’

Carpinus betulus, more commonly referred to as a Hornbeam, is a moderately-sized tree. The Fastigiata, or 'upright', variety grows in a narrow shape, which can be pruned for growing in a hedge as seen above. The hornbeam has no major insect or disease problems, and its dark green leaves turn yellow-orange in the fall. Light…

Plant of the Week: American Boxwood

The American Boxwood is a popular evergreen shrub with rich colored winter foliage. Left to its natural habit, they can grow significantly, but they are easily pruned and maintained to any desirable shape and size. American Boxwoods are very long-lived and moderately deer and leaf miner resistant. Light Needs: Full sun to full shade Watering…

Plant of the Week: Viola

Violas are a popular and hearty annual that blooms throughout Fall and into Winter. They come in a variety of solid colors from cheery yellows and bright oranges, to deep purples, and even black. Violas also come in Blotch versions, which feature an accent color in the center of the flower. Light Needs: Full sun…