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Twist-n-Shout produces abundant blooms on old and new wood all summer long. Lacy, deep-pink centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems and deep green foliage add accents and appeal.
Right away you think of scoops of ice cream - big scoops of vanilla piled high on an upright, vase-shaped shrub. Blossoms turn early strawberry pinkish then mature strawberry red. You'll have a very showy hydrangea!
Green flowers turn to white and bloom all summer long. The near-black stems create a contrast to really make the blooms pop!
This beautiful hydrangea makes an excellent specimen plant in the garden, as it reaches 6 to 8 feet tall. Blooms first emerge pure white, then turn bright pink, and eventually age to a dark-red pink.
This is a beautiful tricolor flower with bright orange, apricot and hot pink nickel-sized blossoms. This is a prefect ground covering plant that will produce a blanket of foliage from late spring through early summer.
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The 1/2 inch wide leaves make a sturdy, upright clump. Emerging blooms present rich, deep blue flowers during May and June. Overall the mature plant reaches a superb height of 24-36 inches. Many years it is fortunate that it can tolerate wet conditions! This Iris makes a lasting floral statement, in the yard or as a cut flower.
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This iris is a form of Japanese Iris, growing to 24 inches. Its royalty inspired deep purple flowers will give you pause from May to June and the lush variegated foliage serve the reigning flowers throughout the season.
We'll construct an arbor for you, made from iron and used as an archway over a path. Once we have it in place we can plant the climbing vines you select so they grow to further enhance the arbor's beauty. Most of our arbors are approximately 7 feet high and 4-6 feet wide. We offer several styles because we make them here!
You may decide what will be the finishing touch to your landscaped area is an iron fence, a piece or a section or an enclosure. Each section is approximately 3-4 feet in length and height ranges are from 20-36 inches. We offer several styles from which you will be able to choose and from there we determine how much you will need! Easy elegance is on its way to your place.
A handmade iron structure specifically used for climbing vines may range from 20-60 inches in height.
A handmade iron trellis used for climbing vines or old-fashioned climbing roses, or clematis, or even grapes! Trellis is 4 ft. tall.
Here's an idea - get an itea for your medium to wet soil area, be it in full sun or partial shade. It can adapt to mostly shade if it must but keep it in a moist area. It's extremely compact and round with fragrant, tiny white flowers on cylindrical shaped stems. They cover the shrub when they bloom in the late spring and early summer! Keep an eye on the leaves for they turn radiant shades of red, purple and orange for fall delights, often lasting well into winter. It's also called "Dwarf Sweetspire."
This compact shrub boasts oval green leaves that turn a stunning wine red in the fall, making it a standout in any landscape. But that's not all - it also produces delicate white flowers that add a touch of elegance to any outdoor space.
If it is a ground cover you are in the market for then this evergreen English Ivy will be an excellent choice. Why? Well, it grows quickly, spreads rapidly, does great in shady areas but will grow in sunny spots, and the birds help spread the seeds! Its glossy dark green leaves grow 6-8 inches tall giving it depth as well as coverage. What do you do? You direct it to where you want it to serve its purpose. (You may read that as "where you can't mow".)
A Japanese Maple with strong horizontal branching and uniquely defined foliage. Leaves start crimson red and mature to burgundy red, eventually transitioning to a rusty-red color in the fall.
A somewhat oval shape is the hallmark of this lilac, along with its compactness. Large showy and fragrant flowers appear at a young age, along with deep green leaves. The flowers are a creamy white and fragrant. Besides bringing sheer pleasure for the senses this serves well as a windbreak and as a nesting stopover for songbirds!
Produces violet-rose flowers in July through October which look terrific in woody areas or full woodlands, wet meadows, along streams and in thickets. Requires constant moist soil. Varieties grow from 2-5 feet tall. The flowers have a vanilla scent and they are like magnets for butterflies!
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Naturally low-growing (2-4') and wide-spreading (6') the gold lace juniper's self-shaped, drooping tipped evergreen shrub displays green needles with fantastic yellow highlights throughout! You'll enjoy its coloration all year long. Full sun.
This low spreading Juniper has a tight growth habit and a beautiful greyish-blue color.
An evergreen perennial with Old World fragrant flowers. Blooms deep purple flowers June-August. Grows 12-18 inches tall. This versatile plant is terrific for plenty of "projects" or to just enjoy. Alkaline soil, in a well-drained and setting with sunshine, contributes to its hardy growth. Put it on your list to prune in the spring. Yours will be a timeless beauty!
Mossy, light gray to brown with lichens on some. Very weathered and natural looking, great for water features, outcroppings, small walls, and accents.
If you love putting together bouquets you will find this a particularly beautiful addition to them. The stiff, erect purple or white flower spikes grow 24 inches tall. Also known as Gayfeather. Bloom June-August. Leave it out in the garden and you'll find the butterflies love it as much as you do. Consider your entire flower garden a huge bouquet, relax, admire!
Landscape lighting installed to illuminate your landscaping and home at night. We install Vista Lighting products.
A more traditional, upright growing lilac with dark leaves and arching branches bursts forth with a profusion of fragrant lilac-purple blossoms in the spring. It worships full sun and well-drained soil. Cottage gardens are perfect for this tree but then so are borders, groupings, informal hedges, standalone specimen - versatility rules!
BLOOMERANG is a reblooming dwarf lilac that matures to only 3-4’ tall. Purple-pink, sweetly-fragrant, single flowers arranged in dense, terminal clusters cover this shrub with a profuse bloom in late April and May with continued rebloom into August. Elliptic-ovate, dark green leaves.
A wonderful and very fragrant lilac with double blue / purple blooms in Spring. Grows 6-8 ft tall. A show stopper in the Spring!
Size matters. This smaller sized lilac, in a shrub version, offers an abundance of flowers in mid to late spring. The buds are almost as pretty as the flowers, going from pink to purple. Ah, but the fragrance - powerful and huge! Great things do come in small packages!
A truly old-fashioned lilac reaching 10-15 ft in height. It bears matchless fragrant purple flowers in May. Give it plenty of sun and good air - out in the open in other words. There's nothing common about it so let it be a show piece.
Oriental Lilies have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their large blooms and great fragrance. This variety has 5-6" flowers that sit on top of 4-5' stems, making it a true standout when you're looking for a splash of color.
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Small grass like perennial with variegated green/yellow foliage. The blooms look like purple grape hyacinths. Grows 9-12 inches tall, blooms July-August.
People love this plant! It is immensely attractive, bearing beautiful pink-purple spiky perennial that gets 36-60 inches tall. It blooms May-September and therefore often works well as a cut flower. Lythrum loves water!!! Read that as: It spreads and we do not recommend you plant near waterways.
A beautiful pink-purple spiky perennial. The same perennial as regular lythrum except a dwarf variety only reaching 24-30 inches tall. It blooms May thru September. Works well as a cut flower. Lythrum loves water!!! Do not plant near waterways.
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Produces large purple blooms in April and May. Plant in an area protected from strong winds, and this Magnolia will thrive for years to come!
You'll find this medium growth tree (20-25 ft tall) gorgeous to look at early in the spring. It provides tulip-like pink blooms in early spring before the leaves appear. What a way to welcome a new season of growth! Grows slow.
This large shrub or small tree is multi-stemmed. Blooms fragrant, star shaped white flowers in early spring before it leafs out. Since it reaches only 10-15 feet in height and does so slowly you'll be able to enjoy the fragrance fully!
This red maple is noted as having excellent, scarlet fall color that develops about two weeks earlier than other similar maples. Makes an excellent specimen tree for a sunny area in the lawn, that is easily grown in a wide range of soil conditions.
Heat and drought tolerance make this maple a good choice for any landscape. It's fall color starts as a vibrant red that turns to an intense burgundy.
A smaller, weeping shrub or tree with lacy leaves attaining deep-red to purple foliage. Protected it in an area where there is limited afternoon sun and wind). It's a cutie which only grows to 3-7ft tall and does that rather slowly. You'll be charmed by its delicacy!
A hardy, medium growing variety of maple, with strong wood. This tree has dark green leaves that change to a red, yellow, or orange in the fall. It has a oval to rounded shape. It provides dense shade, has a shallow root system, and can be transplanted easily while at a manageable size. Consider it a "landscape" tree for it is attractive 3 seasons of the year. Or let others truly enjoy it and use it close to the street for curb appeal.
A beautiful pyramidal maple with a narrow shape that makes it an excellent shade tree for compact areas. Dark green leaves turn to a brilliant red for a show of fall color!
New leaves emerge as a deep reddish-purple and turn a dark glossy green. Fall colors range between red, yellow, and orange.
Rich and zesty red, orange and yellow combine to create one of fall's most spectacular visual displays. Leathery glossy green leaves are beautiful in summer too. A rapid grower compared to other Sugar Maples, it matures at 50-75 feet in height with a 50 foot spread.
This native Red Maple produces beautiful red leaves in the spring that turn yellow to purple in the fall.
This is a medium-sized, red maple with a beautiful fall color. It's seedless, which means it won't drop the "helicopters" that other maples drop! The perfect tree if you love the beauty of maples, but hate cleaning up after them.
Trident maple or also know as the three-toothed maple is native to China, Korea and Japan. It is a small, rounded, deciduous tree that typically grows rather slowly to 20-30’. Triangular, three-lobed leaves (to 3.5” long) are glossy green above and pale green beneath. Variable but usually attractive fall color features shades of dark red and orange. Exfoliating bark will develop on mature trunks.
Here is a tree that stands out in its field - well, in its yard may be the better way to say it. In spite of being a small tree, it has huge dramatic presence in its coloration! As a multi-stemmed tree it reaches 15 ft tall. Medium growth rate. Can handle part shade. It does not bloom but still stands out with its colors. Can be used as a privacy tree.
A hybrid tree created by Red and Silver Maples and growing to 50 ft tall. The shape is upright, broadly oval. Orange-red fall color. Grows fast.
Let this tree be the king of the world in which it lives for it grows 35 ft tall and provides royally rich purple foliage all summer. Grows slow. In the Norway maple family.
Small ornamental tree with deep red-purple cutleaf foliage and grey trunks. Grows 15 ft tall with a 15 ft spread. It is a slower growing tree and delicate enough to need protection from the wind and afternoon sun. It fits nicely into residential landscapes, both formal and informal.
If you want a deep red maple that grows fast this is a true contender. It is a variety of Red Maple that grows 40-60 ft tall, holding its round shape. Just when you think fall is about to turn to winter this last of the Red Maples variety presents its fall color.
Maples as a rule are beautiful and this is one of the most beautiful with its trifoliate leaves. Add to that the wonderfully orange to bronze, peeling, papery bark which provides year round interest. It is oval to upright shaped. This trees has vibrant, scarlet autumn foliage.
The most highly rated of the Red Maple varieties. Grows 45 ft tall. Upright oval, fairly fast growing maple that turns orange to bright red in the fall.
Adding an engraved name rock is a great way to add that personal touch to your home. Have it engraved with your name or address to welcome your friends and family. Our Granite Boulders range in colors from tan to rust, light gray to dark gray, and varying shades of pink.
Adding an engraved name rock is a great way to add that personal touch to your home. Have it engraved with your name or address to welcome your friends and family. Our Weathered Sandstone Boulders are beautiful, natural looking boulders, that will look great in any landscape!
Truly the “cat’s meow”, the best Nepeta we’ve seen yet! Unlike most Nepetas that have a bit of a wild, unkempt look, this first class selection keeps its tidy, dense, rounded shape all season long.
Its small, grey-green, aromatic leaves are topped with well-branched stems carrying spikes of sky blue flowers with purple calyxes from early summer into early fall.
‘Cat’s Meow’ has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming perennial that looks great all season.
You will find this perennial to be an easy to grow plant with masses of spiked lavender/blue flowers lasting from spring until fall. Trim off the spikes which have bloomed to assure continued flowering.This mounded plant has grey-green aromatic foliage. Divide it when blooming is completed, if you want. There are many varieties that range in size from 10 inches-36 inches tall.
A dwarf compact variety of ninebark that is sure to catch your eye. With its stunning burgundy foliage and delightful clusters of white and pink flowers, Little Devil is an ideal choice for garden beds, borders, and container gardening.
Dark crimson-red leaves make a spectacular background for the pink and white flowers in mid-summer. Growing to 5 feet tall and wide, this Ninebark is a showy specimen plant.
A tremendous, majestic oak tree with produces large acorns, from three fourths inch to one and one half inches, in time. It takes awhile before the acorns appear! Tree bark is a rough texture and provides plenty of interest. Will tolerate drought conditions.
A upright and columnar form of Oak that has glossy, bright green leaves with silver undersides. It turns golden yellow in the fall.
Swamp white oak is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and a short trunk which typically grows at a moderate rate to a height of 50-60' (sometimes larger). Leaves are dark, shiny green above and silvery white beneath, with 5-10 rounded lobes or blunt teeth along the margins. Fall color is yellow, but sometimes reddish purple. Fruits are acorns.. Can take swampy locations in bottomlands and lowlands, such as along streams and lakes, valleys, floodplains and at the edge of swamps. Also has surprisingly good drought resistance.
A decidedly distinct pyramidal shaped oak growing 55 ft tall shares scarlet fall coloring. It has a medium growth rate. Like the bur oak, the acorns may not show up the first several years. Be patient, relax and enjoy the shade in your yard! This tree will tolerate dry conditions.
Consider the red oak to be a major sized oak tree, one good for timber if that's a consideration. It has few far-reaching branches, tending to go up high and spreading its "head" . You're going to find this a remarkable addition to your landscape. So will your great-great-great...grandchildren. It can live to be 300 yrs old!
This is the Illinois state tree. Where did you plant yours??? If you don't have one yet, get it now! A strong, disease-resistant, slow growing oak reaching 60-80 ft tall. Its rounded shape displays yellow fall color. The bark is whitish-gray. Sit down. This tree will live between 500 and 600 years if you and all its other owners care for it!
This beautiful Paeonia produces a fragrant, milky white, globe shaped blossoms with a yellow center glow. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage with add charm to your garden.
2 1/2 inch daisy-like flowers are scarlet-red to fuschia, with bright yellow centers. Green foliage looks similar to that of a fern and creates spectacular visual interest. Plant in groupings for a big impact on your landscape!
A patio constructed with brick pavers.
Granite blend mission pavers installed as a patio. Also displays stairs built from Creta stone and caps.
Cedar creek red mission pavers with a charcoal border
A patio using a tumbled Bavarian or Roman brick paver. Adds an aged look to your patio and walkway.
A special paver package that makes a very natural 11 ft diameter circle. It is a show stopper!
Permeable pavers allow water to filter through, making them ideal for a variety of installations; including raised patios, driveways, and walkways. They come in three sizes that are each modestly textured. This provides a random, and more natural, look and feel.
Paver patio with steps
Natural stone pavers quarried in Turkey. They are ideal for patios, pool decks, porches, and landings. They are slip resistant. They do not retain heat, unlike concrete pavers. They have a tumbled finish that gives a texture to the travertine.
Lilac-purple flowers are held up by deep purple foliage. This penstemon holds its steady form and stays upright all season long.
This tremendous improvement over ‘Husker Red’ has much darker foliage that emerges wine purple and keeps its color much better through the summer heat. It grows a bit taller than ‘Husker Red’ and produces masses of pink, rather than white, flowers in early to midsummer depending on the zone.
Early bloom time, free flowering plant that attracts hummingbirds! Great pink blooms do wonderfully in the sun. The plant maintains its uniform shape and remains somewhat compact.
This beautiful burgundy colored foliage and tall spikes of pure white tubular flowers will add a bit of color and life to your home. These plants are low maintenance and easy to care for. They’re also highly drought resistant – meaning you don’t need to worry about watering them too often. And, of course, their beautiful blooms will make any room look brighter and more welcoming.
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A great hummingbird attracting plant with trumpet shaped rose purple flowers!
Very hardy shrub-like plant that blooms May-June. The flowers provide strong fragrances and a color range from red-pink-white. Grows 36 inches tall. Works well as a cut flower. Divides easily.
This beautiful, amish-made pergola is the perfect way to finish off your new patio! Standing at 12' by 14', it is plenty big enough for your outdoor furniture or table. You will be relaxed and comfortable under the dappled shade of your handsome new pergola. We can even install stone around the posts to match your sitting wall, or just to give it a more up-scale look!
A spring blooming ground cover reaching only 4-6 inches in height. Blooms various colors in April and May. Great for hard to mow areas and it is sun-loving. Pinch it back after blooming and it will be more dense the next year. You may also divide them after blooms are gone.
These sentimental favorites for old-fashioned gardens provide large heads of flowers growing 18-36 inches tall on upright stems. Various colors from white-purple-pink. Blooms June-August. Very fragrant! Works well as a cut flower.
This beautiful garden phlox produces light lavender pink flowers with dark green glossy foliage. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
A beautiful open tree with bluish-green needles. Fast growing tree reaching 40-50 ft in height. Makes a great windbreak. Be sure to avoid the extremes of heavy, continually wet soils and gravelly, drought-prone soils when selecting planting areas.
Red Hot Poker Face is an elegant, low-maintenance perennial that will bring your garden to life with its bright and vibrant red-orange flowers. This hardy plant will rebloom throughout the summer, and its grass-like foliage will add interest to your landscape. Red Hot Poker Face is sure to attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, creating a stunning visual display that will delight you and your family.
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Small vase-shaped tree that blooms purplish-pink in early spring before the heart shaped leaves appear. Medium speed grower that gets 15-20 ft tall. Yellow fall color. Can handle shady situations. When your redbud blooms you can be certain spring is in progress!
This redbud has large glossy purple leaves. Bright pink blooms are borne on the bare stems in the early spring. Its small stature makes it a great choice for smaller yards.
Probably everyone in the area is familiar with redbuds but what about a variety of redbud having purple leaves? We have it covered! Plant yours when it is very young and leave it undisturbed. Full sun to partial shade is fine. Leaves become more muted as they mature and by fall they may be varied in shadings of purple, reddish-purple, and even orange.
The Royal White Redbud is a small ornamental tree or shrub that puts on a stunning spring display. You’ll be amazed by the staggering number of blooms that blanket your Redbud in the spring. Prolific clusters of pristine white, pea-sized flowers seem to encase the bare branches in spectacular color.
In the summer the beauty of your Redbud becomes apparent. Heart shaped leaves emerge with a unique bronze hue, later changing to green.
Your Redbud’s leaves will progress to a lovely blue-green until spicing up your autumn landscape with a lively yellow.
A dwarf rhododendron shrub which grow 4 ft. tall and is laden bloom lavender flowers in early spring. Deep green leaves turn bronze in the winter. The hardiest of all rhododendrons although dappled sunlight is better than full sunlight. Oh, and some wind protection is very welcomed; you'll be greatly rewarded when it blooms.
White limestone rock that is 4-10 inches in size. It is used to help with erosion. Get plenty of it if you have an area that is disappearing right before your eyes or right under your feet!
Black Granite rock is a decorative landscaping gravel rock with a black-grayish undertone. This is a dark colored and looks great with a white house. This rock is a darker version of our regular trap rock. We stock the 1 1/2 inch size.
Decorative gravel 1 1/2 - 2 inch size that is multicolor = beige, gray, reds, brown
1 ton covers appx 85 sq ft
A decorative gravel, brownish-cinnamon coloring and varied in size from 1 1//2 inch-2 inch. This can be flattering to many shrubs, trees, and plants.
A decorative gravel that is a mix of colors, mostly beige, gray, and a little pink. It varies in size from 5/8" to 1 1/4 " and is practical just about anywhere. Mix it in with bigger cobblestones and/or boulders.
A decorative, gray-purple gravel. It comes in 2 sizes 5/8" and 1 1/2". Flatters many plantings - try it under bright green shrubs or yellow blooming flowers. Get creative and put it with orange flowers or hot pink...it's nature, it's natural, let it show!
A ground cover shrub rose growing approximately12 inches tall. Masses of hot pink, red or white blossoms appear throughout the summer. This shrub is highly disease resistant! Shiny green leaves make a great background for any color of blossom.
This bright red rose will be a Grand Slam in your landscape! Maturing at 4 to 5 feet tall, it's a showstopper with plenty of color.
A beautiful yellow shrub rose! This rose blooms May-October and is very fragrant. A perfect rose for any garden.