Saturday, July 30, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Summer Sun'

Pretty, huh?! I am a huge fan of yellow, and everyone needs a touch of it in every flower bed in order to complete the color design principle (red, blue, yellow, green). 
36-48" tall, 36" wide. Blooms July-September. Hardy to -50 degrees!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Cherry Limeade'

This brand-new perennial has the most striking foliage! It has feathery, golden foliage with dark red flowers. We like to use this as an accent in pots or it creates a nice low mound in your flower beds!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Gallo Orange'

10-12" tall, 15" wide. Hardy to -10 degrees! Blooms June-September! Can't beat this for a tough perennial!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daily Inspiration


Stunning, isn't it? I absolutely LOVE this plant! Right now it is chock full of these apricot blooms!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Raspberry Swirl'

I think the picture says it all for this one. This charming perennial grows 6" tall and 12" wide, and is a summer long bloomer! (Also hardy to -20 degrees!)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Daily Inspiration

Today is our first day back from a mini-vacation/nursery tour in Seattle. It was cold (one day was 60 degrees!) and rainy for about half of the trip, which left us heat-weary people fresh and ready to tackle new projects at the store and nursery! When we got back I noticed this beautiful rose just blooming its head off! Take a look at this beauty for a little hot, mid-summer day inspiration!
Double Knock-Out Rose
3'-4' tall and wide. Zone 5. Blooms spring-frost!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Gallery Mix'

These are a show-stopper right inside the entrance of the nursery! Super hardy (down to -40 degrees F), and long-blooming (June-August), they make a great plant to have! 24-36" tall, 24" wide.

And...check that foliage out! It's beautiful even when it is without blooms!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Inspiration


This really caught my eye! I love yarrow, it's such an easy keeper. It can take full sun and little water (after established). It likes to be cut back twice a year, and it will bloom for you from June all the way through September! 6-9" tall, 18" wide. Zone 3. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Patina Purple '10'

I love how different this annual looks! I always love to try out new plants (new to me anyway!) Ageratum require NO DEADHEADING...I repeat...NO DEADHEADING. We LOVE those kinds of annuals! They bloom all summer long and get 10-12" tall and 12-16" wide.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Zowie! Yellow Flame'

Such a cheerful looking annual! Blooms summer-frost! 24-39" tall, 39" wide (in just one season!) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily Inspiration

'Blushing Bride'

I love seeing this when I walk into the nursery in the morning! It has huge flower clusters! 3-6' tall and wide as a mature plant. Zone 5. Make sure this one stays in mostly shade!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Inspiration

(Ornamental Globe Thistle)
'Arctic Glow'

An unusual specimen for your garden beds! 2-3' tall, 2' wide, zone 3. This one blooms summer-fall!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Save the Date!

Daily Inspiration

'Fashion Look Mix'

These striking annuals bloom all summer up until frost! 12-15" tall, 15" wide.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New day, new reason to check our blog!

We apologize for being a little absentminded during our busy season, but we are now finding ourselves with a bit more time to devote to our blog! We have decided to do our best to keep the blog updated on a daily basis (except Sundays...gotta have a day off sometime!) with pictures of what's new, what's blooming, and/or what's on our minds! We are daily inspired when we come in to find something in bloom that wasn't yesterday, when we get in a load of fresh, beautiful plants, or when we see a new display area coming together with the right colors and textures! I think we could all use a little inspiration and refreshing during these hot, summer days. So here it is-this is our first of many posts to come! (All pictures will be taken right in our very own nursery unless otherwise noted.)

Our inspiration today:

'David White' Phlox

Stunning (especially when planted in a drift-we both have this in our gardens)! This is a sun-loving, easy care perennial that performs beautifully July-August. 24-36" tall, 24" wide, zone 4.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Sale!

Don't miss this opportunity! 30% ALL ROSES!

You must mention that you saw this add on our blog or website to receive the discount!