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February 11 2020
HoopsiBlueSpruce

Hoopsii Blue Spruce

Known for its shimmery color and long, pointy needles, the Hoopsii spruce stands out as the “truest blue” of the spruce family. While spruce trees are native to the central and southern Rocky Mountains, the Hoopsii variety originated in Germany in the 1950s. The cultivar was then introduced to the nursery industry via the Netherlands—and […]

January 23 2020
cypress tree

Cypress

From coast to coast, cypress trees are a mainstay of the American landscape. They live for hundreds of years, grow to towering heights, and produce some of the world’s finest wood. While there are 14 different species of cypress that exist, only a handful grow in the U.S. The Monterey cypress, for example, is synonymous […]

December 04 2019
sea green juniper

Sea Green Juniper

Sea green juniper is a needled evergreen that is easy to grow and maintain. Perhaps best of all, it holds its lush foliage through winter. Many people say it actually gets greener as the days grow colder. Well-drained soil and full sun will get you the best results with this compact shrub. Enjoy year-round green […]

December 04 2019
emerald gold euonymus

Emerald ‘n Gold Euonymus

Don’t fear the name, “wintercreeper”— Emerald ‘n Gold euonymus brings gorgeous ground cover to your winter landscape. It gets its nickname from its stems, which grow roots wherever they touch the ground as the plant spreads. Again, it sounds ominous, but it’s quite the opposite. Emerald ‘n Gold is one of the best plants you’ll […]

November 11 2019

Outdoor Living: Give Thanks Year-Round

Oftentimes, the best memories in life are the simplest—like lounging around on Thanksgiving Day, snacking, sharing stories, and anxiously awaiting the feast. While the holidays are undoubtedly the heart of family time, life is too short to wait for November each year to cherish the people you love. Find quality time year-round by building your backyard into a gathering place.

November 05 2019
know your plants Verigated

Variegated Boxwood

In botany, “variegated” usually means a mix of white and green in the leaves, which is exactly what variegated boxwood brings. The contrast is striking from afar, and fascinating up close, as dark green and cream swirl together. In addition to its year-round color, variegated boxwood also takes well to clipping; you can shape it […]

November 05 2019
gold thread cypress

Gold Thread Cypress

A bright shade of golden-green makes gold thread cypress a surprise standout in the garden. This low- and slow-growing shrub has stringy leaves and a full stature, with year-round interest and longevity. It can take 10-plus years to reach six feet tall. Gold thread cypress must be planted in full sun in order to thrive […]