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This is my first year growing this plant so we're still in the awkward stage of our relationship. We talk every day, but still are leaning a lot about each other. She's GORGEOUS and I think I want a long term relationship, but not ready to take the plunge. Signed, a hopeless plant romantic...
Blackbeard Beardtongue Penstemon 'Blackbeard'
• Eggplant Purple foliage, with dark purple stems, with trumpet like lilac purple flowers, makes me purple with envy
• Upright perennial 28” H x 24” W
• Prefers full sun and can take drought conditions
• Native to North America, very disease and bug resistant. They are hummingbird magnets with the trumpet flowers.
Photo by Walters Gardens Inc.
Plum Pudding Coral Bell Heuchera Plum Pudding
• True plum purple foliage with deep purple veins. The softer tone is very pleasing to the eye in mass
• Forms a flowing clump that can be used as a groundcover
• 14” H x 26” W
• Prefers partial shade to partial sun
Photo by Terra Nova Nursery
This is my new friend Kate planting her first tomatoes. Thank you to all our customers for a successful sale this weekend. Whether you're a new customer or have bought from us in the past, I wish you success in your planting and I hope you enjoy what nature provides all of us. Perennial sales will begin soon! Keep those hands in the dirt.
GET OUT IN THE GARDEN!! Grab your jeans and your boots and your gardening gloves, grab a shovel or a trowel. Get outside, away from other people, in the fresh air. Create something beautiful, get some exercise, grow some food, and beautify your home with strong healthy plants and flowers starting at $5.97!
I've heard from so many people telling me they intend to spend their stimulus money by buying from local merchants. If you haven't heard it enough yet, THANK YOU!!! It really does help keep our community strong. The Sara Hardy Farmer's Market has launched a new on-line market to buy local produce, plants, etc. from local neighbors. I hope you'll take a minute, check out the site and buy local. Stay Strong Everyone.. https://sarahardyfarmersmarket.localfoodmarketplace.com/
Look, our native dogwoods are not glamorous shrubs. Red Twigs do give you pretty winter interest. I know many of you feel strong about planting native plants in your landscape. Both Red Twigs and Silky dogwoods should find a place in your plans. Great structure for predator protection and nesting, the berries are a great food source, and once established, benefit from deer foraging. Beauty is often only skin deep. These gals have soul.
Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea
• If you’ve walked near a swampy bog, you’re familiar with this native shrub
• Prefers sun to partial shade for optimum color; moist woodland conditions. If not pruned, 6’ H x 6’W and will spread by suckers – remove suckers to control spread
• Very important habitat and food source for a variety of birds and animals with small white flowers in late spring, berries in fall and winter structure all winter
• Yearly early spring pruning is recommended as new growth produces the brightest red for winter interest
Some photos by Proven Winners Inc. www.provenwinner.com
Have you ever eaten a crab apple? In all honesty, I haven't either. Growing up, we had a beautiful flowering crab in our yard - but the apples weren't edible. This guy's fruit is edible. I had a customer jump for joy to know I had this variety. This tree also is used as a pollinator for most apple varieties due to its long bloom time. I don't have an apple orchard, but I've been told orchard owners often plant a crab among their apple trees for pollination. I would recommend it if you're buying any of my apple trees.
Dolgo Crabapple Tree
Malus x 'Dolgo'
• Long Blooming white flowers makes this a beautiful spring sight
• With its long bloom time, outstanding pollinator for all fruit trees
• Produces 1.5 “ EDIBLE fruit in September!
• 15’ H x 20’ W
• Prefers rich loamy slightly acidic soil
• Needs full sun and good air circulation