April 26, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ Height: 12″ Width: 6-12″ Exposure: Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: White (March-April) While Woodland Phlox normally comes in shades of blue, ‘May Breeze’ highlights a shade garden with luminous clouds of white flowers. Phlox divaricata forms a low mound of freely entwined stems with semi-evergreen oblong foliage. It’s gently scented, loosely…

April 26, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides Height: 18-24″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade Performance: Annual  Coleus is a popular late spring and summer annual used to decorate containers and flower beds with its bold, showy foliage. Our new ‘Mainstreet’ series adds to our diverse range of colors and leaf shapes available. This annual is interestingly a…

April 7, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Cascadias Petunias Botanical Name: Petunia ‘Cascadias Indian Summer’ Height: 8-12″ Width: 12-24″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual  Bloom: Orange, Salmon, & Yellow Petunias provide north Texas with lasting spring to fall annual color. The sizzling warm hues of Petunia ‘Cascadias Indian Summer’ energize a sun-filled backyard during spring outdoor cookouts! Its trailing habit is perfect for spilling…

April 7, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Woodland Phlox Botanical Name: Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ Height: 12″ Width: 6-12″ Exposure: Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue (March-April) Clouds of beautiful, gently scented, loosely clustered lavender-blue flowers delight spring and at tract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ forms a lush creeping mat of freely entwined stems with semi-evergreen oblong foliage.   Woodland Phlox thrives…

March 16, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

In spring vibrant, showy flowers soar atop lacy green foliage. Aquilegias are from the northern hemisphere and can be found growing wild in meadows and woodlands. The genus Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle because of the flowers unique spurred petals.     Botanical Name: Aquilegia x ‘Origami’ Height: 14-16″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full…

March 9, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Hardy Ice Plant Botanical Name: Delosperma ‘Wonder Wheels’ Height: 6-8″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: White, Yellow, Bi colored: Red & Yellow Bright, colorful flowers blanket this sun-loving succulent in spring. If you take a close look at its gray-green foliage you’ll see tiny bubble-like hairs that reflect a crystal, ice-like appearance, hence its common name Ice Plant. Delosperma cooperi is…

March 3, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

  Botanical Name: Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ Height: 10-12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue Scabiosa is a genus native to the Mediterranean where it grows on dry rocky slopes. Today, it’s a north Texas butterfly garden favorite that was awarded 2000’s perennial plant of the year.   Lacy, lavender-blue inflorescences…

May 28, 2015 admin

Cape Daisy Botanical Name: Osteospermum Height: 9-12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (February-May)       Osteospermums awaken a wintered garden.   Otherwise known as the Cape Daisy, this South African native possesses luminous flowers that rejuvenate and make a garden shine. Here in north Texas, these sun-lovers take kindly to the cool temperatures…

February 20, 2017 Chelsea Quimby

Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens ‘Purity’ Height: 4-6″ Width: 16″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: White (March-April)   Iberis sempervirens is a harbinger of spring. It signals the coming of warm days. Billowing white clouds of flowers envelop the glossy evergreen foliage. The genus name Iberis is derived from its Iberian Peninsula origin, while the species sempervirens name describes the plants evergreen…

May 28, 2015 admin

Botanical Name: Pelargonium × hortorum Height: 15-18″ Width: 10″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annuals Bloom: February (Assorted Colors) Zonal? Interspecific? What do these terms mean? The, zonal geraniums make up the traditional Maverick series. Zonal geraniums are the oldest and most well known, brought to Europe from frost free South Africa in 1632 by John Tradescant, gardener to…

November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Dianthus x ‘Ideal Select’ Height: 9″ Width: 9″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (Fall/Spring)  This fall, use a colorful assortment of these low-growing, compact plants in edges, masses, or containers for instant seasonal color. Dianthus is a short lived perennial, the Ideal Select series is bred for superior annual performance. Once temperatures dip down low the flowering begins to diminish.  Dianthus is…

November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemums Height: 15″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (October-November) As the summer heat begins to break these fall beauties begin to crack. Well known for their bright colors, mums provide a welcoming site to doorways and front porches. Used for autumn displays they can be combined with pumpkins, gourds, hay bales,…