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



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


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


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

Blue Spruce


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


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


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