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Caradonna Meadow Sage
June 11, 2024

Caradonna Meadow Sage

A strong bloomer, ‘Caradonna’ features spikes of violet-blue flowers on purple-black stems that rise above the contrasting gray-green leaves. These flowers are on spikes held above fragrant foliage made even more attractive by the purple color of the spikes and stems themselves lending a color intensity that makes this plant even more of an attention […]
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May 20, 2024

Hennie Graafland Astilbe

Hennie Graafland Astilbe refuses to be unnoticed in the garden. It all starts with foliage that may be the best of any Astilbe featuring a delicate, deeply cut look that begs to be touched. Along with this texture comes tremendous foliage color, the deepest of deep green, that is even showier due to its shine […]
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May 13, 2024

Japanese Catmint

Nepeta Subsessilis ‘Blue Prelude’, known as Japanese Catmint, will flower for months in the spring and summer. Attracts pollinators with its fragrant leaves. It is first-year-flowering, a robust plant in the landscape with large flowers and medium controlled habit. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4a-9a Water Needs Medium Sun Needs Full Sun Appearance and […]
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July 17, 2023

American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Finally, a Black-Eyed Susan that’s resistant to the septoria leaf spot! Thanks to the thinner and hairier leaves, this hybrid rudbeckia shows no signs of the fungus even in wet, humid conditions. Optimal Growing Conditions Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9 Water Needs Average Sun Needs Sun or Shade Appearance and Characteristics Category Perennial Flower Color Yellow […]
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July 12, 2023

Tuscan Gold False Sunflower

Tuscan Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn’t strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a shorter plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and […]
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July 6, 2023

Millenium Ornamental Onion

An award-winning perennial that produces a compact clump of glossy green leaves. Bright rosy purple, rounded flower clusters appear on strong stems just above the foliage. Tolerates soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant. Optimal Growing Conditions […]
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June 30, 2023

How to Prune Roses

If your rose bush flowers have died or are fading, it’s time to get your pruners out! Pruning your roses will help keep your plant looking tidy, while encouraging new blooms throughout the season. Not sure where to start? Follow these simple tips from Randy Padgett, Poughkeepsie Nursery Manager.  
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June 27, 2023

Mighty Chocolate Cherry Astilbe

Cherry and chocolate are a perfect combo in the garden as well as in dessert! At almost 4 feet tall, towering cherry-red plumes brighten up the shade garden atop chocolate-red stems that begins to flower in mid-summer, when other astilbe are beginning to wane. The deeply divided foliage is dark green with chocolate-brown and red […]
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June 20, 2023

Vision in Red Chinese Astilbe

Astilbes are long-living perennials that are most comfortable when grown in rich soil and light shade to filtered sun. Though they are easy to grow, astilbes have one critical requirement–lots of water. Plants must have consistently moist soil; dryness leads to a quick demise, especially in the sun. Increase watering as the foliage emerges and […]
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