Annual plant

  • Queeny Lime Orange zinnia

    A Zinnia That Wins Awards and Turns Heads

    If this zinnia were on a dating app, it would be a solid swipe right. ‘Queeny Lime Orange’—which opens in warm shades of lime, yellow, peach, salmon, and orange—is like…

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    How to Use Annuals in Your Garden

    Years ago, I created a long, deep perennial border that I could enjoy and critique from my kitchen window. I was happy with the size and shape of the bed,…

  • Various native perennial seeds and leaves

    Native Perennials to Start from Seed

    Growing native perennials from seed is easier than you might imagine. If you choose species that are adapted to your climate and growing conditions, it’s likely that you can start…

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    8 Ways to Save Money at the Garden Center

    We’ve all been there: You head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or…

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    Regional Picks: Uncommon & Unfussy Plants – Mountain West

    Raspberry Delight® hybrid bush sage Name: Salvia ‘Raspberry Delight’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10 Size: 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average to dry,…

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    10 Chores That Can’t Wait at the Start of Gardening Season

    Winter is waning, and you can’t wait to get outside. But before you get caught up in buying new plants and moving things around, take some time to do some…

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    Biennials That Are Worth Your Time

    You may already think that you know what a biennial is. Maybe you’ve said, “Why bother?” to yourself all these years. You’re not interested in something that just grows a…

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    A Garden That Plants Itself

    The Garden in a Nutshell USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 Light: Full sun Soil: Clay loam amended each year with compost and manure Maintenance level: Medium Biggest challenge: Staying on top…

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    Must-Have Annuals

    When visitors to our nursery admire our display gardens full of rare and unusual shrubs, trees, and perennials, they most often ask about the old-fashioned annuals. These annuals are the magic…

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    Plant picks

    A popular hydrangea just got a new hue Name: Invincibelle® Spirit smooth hydran­gea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained…