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What the heck is a Heucherella?

Posted by Chloe Smith

I keep seeing this word ‘heucherella,’ is this a typo? Should it say heuchera? If you have ever found yourself asking, ‘what in the heck is a heucherella?’ than this blog post is for you!

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Tags: Plants, Perennials

5 Great Daylilies to Plant Instead of ‘Stella de Oro’

Posted by Chloe Smith

Daylilies are a tried and true landscape plant, but why do we tend to limit ourselves to planting the same cultivar over and over? There are over 89,000 registered cultivars of daylilies, so let's get started! 

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Tags: Plants, Branded Plants, Perennials

5 Best Fall Plants to Avoid the Monotony of Mums

Posted by Chloe Smith

In this blog post, I will suggest 5 different plants with excellent fall interest to incorporate into a landscape alongside mums in order to prevent a visually bland fall display of only mums. For more information about these plants visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens website.

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Tags: Plants, Perennials, Fall

Karl Foerster Grass Vs. Overdam Grass (comparison)

Posted by Jacob VanOteghem

Karl Foerster Vs. Overdam

Ornamental grasses are like the shy kid at the back of the bus.  They often time—like the shy guy—get ignored when homeowners are landscaping because they are too distracted by trees, shrubs, and annuals (to continue the analogy…jocks, hipsters, and the pretty girls).  But guess what? That shy kid is awesome and so are ornamental grasses.  And that’s where this terrible analogy ends.

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Tags: Plants, Perennials

Best Ornamental Grasses For Creating A Screen

Posted by Jeff VanBuren

What Are The Best Ornamental Grasses For Creating A Screen

Ornamental grasses can be used for a variety of reasons, but one reason people may overlook is using them as a living screen. Many people think of using evergreens as living screens, which they do work well for, but several grasses can be a great alternative and take up less room too. Let’s say you live in a neighborhood where the houses are fairly close together. You have a patio off the back of your house that you love to use for entertaining. One of your neighbors seems to always be out on his patio every time you want to be out on yours. You have a flowerbed along the patio between the two of you, but it is only four feet wide. You think to yourself “what can I plant in that narrow of a space to screen out my neighbor?” You run through a list of Holly, Arborvitae, Yews, Junipers, and Boxwoods, but they either get too big, grow too slow, or are too prickly.Then it hits you “ I’ll use grasses!” They won’t be there in the winter, but you probably won’t be out on your patio very much in the winter either.

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Tags: Plants, General, Perennials

Best Grasses For Small Areas

Posted by Jeff VanBuren

The Best Grasses For Small Areas

You know that small spot in your landscape where you just don’t know what to fill it with? Annuals would work great, but you don’t want to have to replant them every year. Well how about using one of many small ornamental grasses? 

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Tags: Plants, Perennials

Home Nursery Tailgating Series

Posted by Ann Tosovsky
This tailgating episode with Josh Evans, our Production Supervisor, features Coreopsis Mercury Rising, Rudbeckia Little Gold Star and Echinacea Sombrero Series....
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Tags: Plants, Perennials

Heuchera-Review

Posted by Ryan Hinrichs

                                                   

Heuchera "Coral Bells"-Review

   Heuchera, commonly known as “Coral Bells”, are a wonderful accent perennial plant.  These various colored plants complement any landscape or garden.  Coral bells can range from a bright, almost neon yellow-green, to an almost black maroon color.  Heuchera are very easy to grow, and maintenance on these plants is also very minimal.  One of Heuchera’s biggest benefits is that it is one of few perennials that are evergreen.

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Tags: Plants, General, Perennials

How To Choose The Right Hosta

Posted by Darlene Caviness

Which Hosta Should I Grow?

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Tags: Plants, General, Perennials

Perennial Creeping Phlox-Review

Posted by Crystal Gebke

 Review of Perennial Creeping Phlox

My Grandma was an avid gardener. She kept an immaculate, huge vegetable garden and some small fruits. She wasn’t very much into the landscape/ ornamental part. The ornamental part she did great (besides her handful of hybrid tea roses) were bulbs and phlox. The tulips, daffodils, alliums, and crocus flowering above the sea of flowering creeping phlox was so refreshing after the long winter. I always wanted to transplant her bulbs and phlox to my yard, but seeing them where she planted them brings a smile to my face every spring. 

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Tags: Plants, Perennials, Spring