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New Plants For 2016–Younique Salmon Astilbe

Astilbe Younique SalmonIt’s getting exciting!! The plant orders have been placed and the nursery soon will be filled with tons of babies. As we gear up for 2016 we will be sharing the new plants with you. We will be posting new plants here on on our blog, on our See What’s New page, and in our Reference Guide. You’ll want to check them often, as you don’t want to miss a thing.

The Best Reblooming Astilbe, Younique Salmon

A heavy bloomer, Younique Salmon Astilbe brings large fluffy salmon pink plumes. Spectacular in flower, the fuzzy blossoms rise above its attractive mound of ferny foliage. Its emerald green, glossy leaves always look beautiful, turning dark gold in fall, with the leaves lasting into winter. The best reblooming Astilbe, flowers should be cut back to encourage more blooming. Read more here.

 

 

Expect a ton of oohs and ahs with Dancing Queen Amaryllis

Amaryllis Dancing QueenAs festive the most cheery holiday decorations, Dancing Queen Amaryllis brings massive blossoms of red and white. Each flower is loaded with layers of petals, each uniquely striped. It works beautifully to liven up holiday displays, as a stunning centerpiece, or as an elegant gift for your special friend or family member.

Amaryllis are easy to grow indoors, and can be grown on for years of blooms.

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New Plant for 2016 – Georgia Pancake Creeping Blue Star, Amsonia

Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia, Georgia Pancake, Creeping Blue StarIt’s getting exciting!! The plant orders have been placed and the nursery soon will be filled with tons of babies. As we gear up for 2016 we will be sharing the new plants with you. We will be posting new plants on our blog. You’ll want to check it often, as you don’t want to miss a thing.

Georgia Pancake Creeping Blue Star, Amsonia comes to us from the sand hills of Georgia. Unlike the other Amsonia we carry, Creeping Blue star is a dwarf, only growing 6″ tall. It’s small stature and fantastic foliage make it ideal as a ground cover. Read more here.

 

 

Block Those Noisy Neighbors

Thuja Green Giant, Arborvitae, specimen, Missouri Botanical GardenFast growing evergreen screen to block unsightly views, noisy neighbors, or strong winds.

Green Giant Aborvitae, Thuja, has fast become a top selection due to its lush evergreen foliage and its vigorous, fast-growing growth, shooting up by as much as 3-4′ per year until maturity. An exceptional landscape tree, Green Giant makes an ideal choice for a dense screen or as a single specimen. Once established, it holds up to strong winds, and heavy ice and snow making it an effective natural windbreak. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Perennials for Fall Color

Gateway Gardener

 

As the days shorten and leaves on trees turn from verdant greens to brilliant yellows, oranges and reds, it can be easy to just look up. Read the article ‘Top 10 Fall Beauties!’ by Sugar Creek owner Abby Elliott in the latest edition of the Gateway Gardener to see the top perennial plants that will keep yours eyes glued down. Read it now.