Planting Design

Succulents are here to stay!

Succulents have been popular since about 2010 and they continue to be a steadfast décor element in fashion, the wedding industry, interior design, and landscape architecture. There are so many reasons to love succulents! They are easy to maintain and require less fuss than most other houseplants. … Read More

Plant of the Week: Pachysandra

Pachysandra is an evergreen ground cover that grows well in shaded areas. It spreads quickly and will form a dense, rich green carpet about 8-12" high. This low maintenance plant is drought tolerant and provides seasonal interest when tiny white flowers appear in early spring. Light Needs: Partial … Read More

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 … Read More

Plant of the Week: Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’

Heuchera comes in many shades, but 'Plum Pudding' provides a stark contrast to an otherwise green landscape. The shiny plum-purple leaves have silver marbling throughout its ruffled and dense foliage. Pale pink flower clusters appear in June and July. Light Needs: Partial sun Watering Needs: Moderate Average Size: 18" Why we love … Read More

Plant of the Week: Black-eyed Susan

A native plant, and Maryland's state flower, the Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida - is a perennial favorite. Golden yellow flowers 3-4" across have a black cone center and bloom from July through September. This low maintenance plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and mixes well with … Read More

Plant of the Week: Mazus reptans

A fast-spreading, carpet-like groundcover, Mazus reptans is an excellent ground cover choice for landscape design. It will grow quickly in a tight, 1" carpet. Small, bright green leaves are accompanied by blue or white ('Albus') flowers in May and June. This plant is moisture-tolerant, tough, and hardy. Light … Read More