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Remember the ’70s with Tie Dye Clematis

Clematis Tie Dye, closeupWant to be taken back to the ’70s? You’ll be living peace, love and bell-bottoms when you eye our new Clematis Tie Dye. Its fun and zany 6″ blossoms of bright purple to pale lavender are streaked with white marbling. Vines first bloom on new wood beginning in early summer with a second flush of blossoms in early fall. A long blooming and profuse bloomer, it makes a stunning addition to gardens and striking cut flower arrangements. Tie Dye can grow 12′ tall. Prune back to 24″ in spring. Vines benefit from an application of fertilizer in spring.

 

 

 

The Most Fragrant Peony In The World

Paeonia Eden's Perfume, PeonyMany say Eden’s Perfume Peony is the world’s most fragrant Peony! Layers and layers of soft pink petals create exquisite blossoms with a spicy Damask Rose scent. Cherished for its intense fragrance and large 7″ flowers that are superior cut. Height 30”.

A delightful reward for being a Peony grower is their gorgeous cut flowers. Peonies are excellent plants that are easy to grow in full sun to part shade. Although Peonies prefer a sunny location, giving them a break from the hot afternoon sun will prolong their beautiful flowers. Peonies like a rich soil. Adding a shovelful or two of compost when planting will give you best results. Peonies must be planted at the correct depth to ensure flowering. Peony’s eyes should be 1 1/2″ – 2″ below soil level. Peonies are very long lived. They can be left alone, never needing to be divided.

 

Sun or shade, who cares?

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern Sea Oats GrassIf you are looking for a grass that thrives in sun and shade, Northern Sea Oats, Chasmanthium latifolium, works great. A popular Missouri native perennial grass, its bamboo-like foliage creates narrow slightly arching plants that are decorated with interesting flowers in late summer. Its attractive flat green seed heads, that resemble sea oats, hang on slender stems and persist into winter turning reddish bronze. Wonderful as a cut and dried flower. It makes an excellent choice for the shade garden, woodland garden or for naturalized areas. It also grows well in full sun. Grows about 3′ tall.

 

 

 

New Perennials and Shrubs for 2015

Abby talks about our favorite new plants for 2015: Monster sized Phlox and Japanese Painted Fern, the longest blooming Agastache, Four-leaf clover, Clematis of the Year, two exceptional Hydrangeas, a striking Weigela, the most colorful Little Bluestem grass and a real stunner, Platinum Blonde Variegated Lavender.

Take The Guess Work Out Of Plant Selection

Blog 2202015Gardeners, welcome to our new website. We’ve put this site together to help you make smart choices. Here you will find plants for Missouri’s particular climate, along with gardening tried and true tips and techniques.

In our all new Reference Guide and Plant Guide you’ll easily find the the plants you need, along with their photos, descriptions and growing instructions. In the Reference Guide the plants are listed alphabetically by botanical name and by type. If you are unfamiliar with botanical names, as many of us are, you can search by common name. Once you get to a landing page you will be able to search by many different attributes to find the perfect plant for your unique situation. Looking for a deer resistant, yellow flowering plant for shade? It’s just a click away.

Our Plant Guide consists of listings of plants by different attributes. You’ll find listings for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistance Plants, Fragrant Plants, Ground Covers and more.

We’ll be updating the website everyday, always adding more plants and proven tips. Thank you for visiting our site and happy gardening.