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This late blooming perennial flower (Aug-Oct) produces white, pink, or red flowers on stems 24-30 inches tall. Anemone will grow in sun or shade and is also known as wind flower.
This perennial is also called the licorice mint although it is neither licorice nor mint. However the leaves can be used as a culinary herb which combines both those flavors. The flowers should be left for butterflies The scented plant grows16-48 inches tall and has blue bottle-brush flowers blooming from July-Sept. It is heat and drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. When not in bloom it resembles bee balm.
This arborvitae is a fast growing evergreen shrub or tree, with a broad, pyramid form. It makes an exceptional hedge or screen plant. Foliage is fragrant, dark green, and deer resistant! In winter the foliage darkens a bit, some with a bronze shading. Once established it is both wind resistant and tolerant of heavy snowfalls.
Narrow evergreen shrub or tree, in the Cypress family, reaching 8-10 ft in height and 3-4 ft in width. Slow growing! Nice plant for screening in small spaces. Foliage appears as flat "sprays" and when you look at it up close it looks to be covered with tiny scales. It is not drought tolerant so water well during hot summers and mulch generously.
The arborvitae is a small, globe-shaped evergreen shrub reaching only 2-3 ft (24-36 inches) in height. Blue to green foliage appears in flat, fan-shaped clusters. Grand in rock gardens or near foundations. Tolerant of black walnuts!
An easy-growing Pyramidal shaped evergreen tree or shrub which attains 10-15 ft in height. It will be compact, broad-based, upright and conical-pyramidal with dark green foliage which holds its color through winter.
This variety of aster forms a dense mound of green foliage, with a blanket of flowers that bloom from late summer into fall. It creates a show of beautiful color later in the season!
Closely compacted perennial this aster has a fan-like arrangement of brilliant, daisy-like flowers. It works in rock gardens, borders, butterfly gardens, or containers - just about anywhere. Left alone the plants spread into open mounds as they mature.
This perennial aster produces 4 inch purple flowers with white stamens on purplish stems and blooms June-August. Grows 12-18 inches tall and attracts butterflies! Works well as a cut flower. Plant in small groupings. Use it in rock gardens or at border points or in cottage gardens.
Appearing as masses of solid royal purple from late summer into fall, these asters form wonderfully compact, rounded mounds. They are terrific accents for fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. Try cutting a few of the tall, flowering stems for a fresh bouquet--bring the outdoors in.
This aster perennial blooms profusely with pink, purple, red or white from Sept thru Oct. Grows 12 inches -24 inches tall. Very hardy! Well-suited for your butterfly garden but does exceptionally well as a border planting. You may choose to put it in containers and, like many other asters, it does well as a cut flower.
This perennail blooms red, pink, or purple beginning in September and lasting through October. It grows 3-4' tall and is considered very hardy. You will find it attracts butterflies and like other asters, may be used as a cut flower. Place it in your cottage or butterfly garden. Try it in containers or use it as part of your border planting.
The show perennial, Astilbe, has feathery spikes of red, pink or white from June thru July. Grows 18-30 inches tall. Plant this in moist, fertile soil and it will be low-maintenance-mulch helps! It will be tolerant of dense shade and works well as a cut flower. The dried seed heads have a uniquely ornamental interest long after the blooms expire. Divide and share every 3 or 4 years. Put yours in woodland gardens or use as either ground cover or edging in shady areas. If you are lucky enough to have a pond or stream place some near it.
As a spreading ground cover this Astilbe, a perennial for your woodland or shade garden, produces 4-6 inches tall, blooms in purple July-Aug. The flower spikes themselves reach 12 inches. Chinese astilbe, like other varieties, benefit from summer mulch but are a bit more drought and sun tolerant. These may be divided every 3-4 years or when overcrowding begins.
You will find beautiful raspberry, red or pink flowers on this astilbe, a perennial which grows well in moist soils. Flowering takes place in July and August and reaches 16 inches tall upon maturity. Works well as a cut flower although the seed heads are distinctly ornamental when left to dry at season's end. Astilbe are right at home in your shade areas and the bronze to green leaves of this version are compacted and flattering to the flowers and other woodland plants.
A hardy evergreen Azalea with Dark, glossy green foliage. Lavender-pink blooms accompany this Azalea to create a beautiful combination of colors. It will reach 3 to 4 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide.
A compact, broad leaf evergreen with glossy green leaves with large brilliant colored flowers . White, red or pink colored tubular blooms appear in Spring. Grows to be about 3-4 feet tall. You may want to plant in groups or just as a show piece. The azalea evergreen shrub will work well as a hedge or shrub border, in a shade garden, even in woodland gardens.
This upright deciduous azalea shrub produces clusters of blooms in May. Colors range from red, yellow, orange, pink and white. Put yours along the edge of the woodlands or mix up your border planting with a few of these colorful beauties.
Showy white flowers with a cream center adorn this shrub which bears light green evergreen foliage. It will hold interest through winter and therefore has great specimen value as well as a place in your hedge or border planting.
Showy, sun-loving perennials with blue flowers on 1 ft spikes. The flowers are held above the foliage. Attractive seed pods hang from fall thru winter unless the plant is trimmed to re-shape plant. False Indigo is great in prairie areas, meadows and areas where you want the "natural look" to prevail.
An upright shape of blue-green foliage, is topped with stunning yellow flowers. Charcoal stems and buds carry these flowers, to create this magnificent display.
Here you have a deciduous shrub which grows to a height between 3 and 8 ft and width of 5 to 6 ft. Imagine it filled with rich and delicate purple flowers followed by clusters of bright purple, showy fruit. Trimming and pruning maintain not only the shape but encourage good flowering.
To call this perennial a strong spreader loved by hummingbirds is an understatement. Of course the bees love it too. Flowers appear disheveled, lending a very welcoming and natural look to the plants which grow 10 to36 inches tall, blooming red, pink or purple flowers June through August. The foliage is aromatic!
Birch - River or River Birch, all the same as a multiple-stemmed or single-stemmed tree growing 40-70 ft tall. Creamy peeling bark gives it undeniable character. Fall coloring of leaves is yellow. Fast growing and borer resistant, one of the most disease free birches available and good along streams, in low spots, or out front in the lawn to where it will draw attention to itself!
Multiple-stemmed or single-stemmed tree growing 40-50 ft tall. Stark white peeling bark and yellow fall coloring makes this a standout specimen or accent tree in any setting. It is fast growing and borer resistant.
Plant a Black Gum tree for you and future generations to enjoy. It attains a height between 30 and 50 ft and will be 20 to 30 ft wide. Growth rate is slow to medium. Fantastic fall tones of bright red make you stop and appreciate its presence in your yard. It does prefer moist soil, can even tolerate poorly-drained locations, and benefits from full sun to semi-shade. Serves nicely as an ornamental tree in your lawn. Be sure to leave plenty of room for it to grow!
A bright twist on a classic perennial. Radiant yeloow foliage creates the perfect backdrop for arching sprays of large pink and white, heart shaped blossoms.
Natural rocks to include in water features, as accents in pools or pathways, or wherever you want visual attention.They range in size and shape, often oval or rounded, from 10-36 inches. Colors range tan to rust, light gray to dark gray, and varying shades of pink.
You decide where you want a decorative wall constructed with glacier boulders, give us some idea in terms of preferred colors (range in color from tans to pinks to grays) and even the accent shapes you may want to project. Various shapes and sizes from 10 - 36 inches are available. You may come down and view the selection and tell us "Bring a lot of them like this!" or "These but not these." We'll make a note and bring the type of boulders you want!
Limestone boulders mainly are light buff to cream to dark gray in color. They come in irregular shapes; they are real natural rocks which means there's a huge variety of shapes. These are terrific as dramatic inclusions in water features, outcroppings, boulder walls, accent boulders, dry creek beds, etc.
If you either thought about a limestone boulder or already have one that you think is a true accent then maybe it's time to add more! The irregular shapes of limestone boulders with moss and lichens make them a natural, attractive landscape addition These boulders are mostly light buff to cream-colored which truly highlights the mosses and lichens. They make a beautiful decorative wall! You should also check out the lighting that we can do on either a solitary boulder or the wall!
Add to your landscaping some light gray to brown sandstone boulders bearing moss and/or lichens. There are many sizes and shapes you may choose from but all are very weathered and natural looking. These are particularly superb for water features and serve beautifully as decorative boulder walls or garden area accents. Do not delay; come up with a place to put a few!
Here's a pyramidal growing boxwood (broadleaf evergreen) shrub which grows 5 ft tall by 4 ft wide. Be sure to brighten the days of these shrubs by giving them a good couple inches of mulch. It's great to take out the dead or damaged branches each year as the air circulation improves! If you are planning or expanding a more formal garden, these will be terrific additions.
A compact growing broadleaf evergreen shrub, reaching 3 to 4 ft in height and spread. As with other boxwoods, a sheltered location serves them best. Use a fairly "average" soil and sun balance. They will be happy as accents in small areas, rock gardens, or as edging.
A mix of 3 lengths: 2 1/4 inches, 4 1/2 inches, and/or 6 1/2 inches. Each piece has beveled edges to make nice curves. Perhaps you prefer one size only but you may want to consider using some of each to add some flexibility or just to mix it up a bit. The color is a blend of charcoal and red. Other color choices are available.
You can see from the image that there is NO END to possible arrangements/layouts with this tumbled paver. That's because it comes in a variety of colors and sizes (8 1/4" x 5 1/2", 8 1/4" x 8 1/4", 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"). But we do not expect or want you to worry about the arrangement or picking out how many of each size in each color. Tell us the space to be paved and we'll take it from there.
Who thought there were so many options in pavers? This 6 cm paver is rich with color and best suited for accent use! Several color choices are available. Paver size: 2 1/2" x 7 7/8"
This beautiful paver will be a remarkable accenting for your patio or walkway. Several colors available so ask about those when we talk. Sizes: 5 1/8" x 8 3/8", 5 1/8" x 7 1/4", 5 1/8" x 6 1/2", 5 1/8" x 5 3/4", 5 1/8" x 5 1/8".
Here is a versatile paver offered in a variety of colors. It will be set in a variety of creative, appropriate, imaginative, unique---well, you get the idea, patterns! Overall size: 3.85" x 7.75".
A beautiful rich colored paver available in two colors: dawn mist and pebble taupe. The pavers fit nicely next to each other to form traditional to revolutionary designs. Let us help you identify what yours will be! 3 sizes:12" x 9", 9" x 9", 6" x 9".
There's a natural look to this 7 cm tumbled paver and to prove it you can get it in a variety of colors and sizes; 5.8" x 5.8", 11.6" x 11.6", 11.6" x 5.8", 14.6" x 8.75". Its uses include walkways to entrances or garden areas, walkways within landscaped areas, etc. Come up with some special idea!
Bavarian Tumbled -rectangle paver set end to end in mortar. Each paver is 8.25" long by 5.5 " wide
Mission pavers set end to end in mortar. Each paver is 7.75" long by 3.87 " wide.
Mission paver edge set side by side in mortar. Each paver is 7.75" by 3.87".
A simple natural stone water feature bringing beauty and a peaceful atmosphere to any outdoor living space. Enjoy the calming sensation as the water cascades over your boulder or have a hearty appreciation as birds splash and drink from it! Various boulder types are available.
Kit includes basin, pump, tubing, etc. The pump will need an electric plug, close by.
Aesculus parviflora. commonly called bottlebrush buckeye, is noted for being one of the best summer-flowering shrubs for shade areas. It is a dense, mounded, suckering, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub which typically grows 6-12' tall. Features palmate green leaves (5-7 leaflets) and erect, showy, cylindrical panicles (to 12" long) of tubular white flowers with conspicuous red anthers and pinkish filaments. Mid-summer bloom can be spectacular. Flowers give way to glossy inedible, pear-shaped nuts (buckeyes) encased in husks, however these nuts are infrequently produced in cultivation in the northern parts of this shrub's growing range (including St. Louis). Foliage turns yellow in autumn.
If you love vivid colors and only have a relatively small space nothing beats this shrub! It achieves a 5 x 5 size and becomes a show stopper in the fall when it turns bright red. Watch its transition as you walk by it daily or, if it is in a more distant part of your landscape, be in awe when you gaze out and see it has gone from green to red "overnight".
Full sun brings out the best in this perennial and the results are not just the large purple, pink, yellow or white blossoms. It draws the attention of butterflies and you can "host" plenty of them as the bush grows to as much as 7 feet. You will enjoy its blooms beginning in June and all through Sept. Works well as a cut flower if you want to sneak a couple of branches away from the feasting, beautiful butterflies.
A compact butterfly bush that blooms orchid purple flowers.
You may want to select the short butterfly bush variety which reaches 3-4' upon maturity. It blooms from June through September. Just as the bigger version does this one works well as a cut flower. It attracts hordes of butterflies so you can enjoy the show outside!