Plantings

Factors for selecting plants

  •  ​Habit  -  climber, spreader or a clumper  
  •  Structure  -  narrow upright, low growing carpet form, mounded, weeping, arching 
  •  Texture  -  Needle leaf, broad leaf, thread leaf, succulent, glossy, flat 
  •  Color  -  variegated, non-variegated, seasonal changing 
  •  Bloom  -  Time of year, length of bloom, bloom character, bloom color 

Some of our favorites

Hosta

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There are over 800 varieties of Hosta that do well here in the north east. They offer a nice broad leaf texture to the landscape and come in a wide variety of colors. 

Ornamental Grass

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There are about 50 grasses that do well here in the north east. Grasses offer a unique texture to the landscape, and they are maintenance free. 

Black Eyed Susan

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Black Eyed Susan have a very unique bloom and make quite a statement. They typically bloom during late summer. 

Blue Spruce

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Blue Spruce make an excellent focal point plant. They bring a blue/green needle texture that stands out against most other plant material. 

Prairiefire Crabapple

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This tree brings an intense spring bloom, followed by an attractive dark green/burgundy leaf. Trees are an excellent opportunity for up-lighting 

Blue Lacecap Hydrangea

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This plant is a smaller form of hydrangea, with a delicate lace cap over the typical ball bloom. Hydrangea bloom for almost 2 months.