Archive for August 2012

Fall Color…Mums and BEYOND!

At this time of year many people want to refresh their gardens, pots, and window boxes.  The weather in our seaside region is usually warm well into November after all, so we will enjoy our autumn landscapes through Thanksgiving and beyond.  Although most people commonly think of mums as the fall flower, there are many…

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Why Does This Plant Cost So Much?

Many plants are very reasonably priced, of course. As our last blog post indicated, many plants cost less than we spend on cocktails when we go out to dinner! But other plants are more of an investment and this makes people wonder about the pricing of some varieties. These photos, taken at Iseli Nursery in…

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Measuring Pleasure

Some customers came up to me at the garden center today with a tropical hibiscus plant. “Are we just wasting our money to plant this on Cape Cod?” the man asked. “Well, if you’re asking if this plant will survive the winter,” I replied, “the answer is no, they won’t live through cold weather. But…

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Charmed by Watermelon Charm Petunias

On our recent trip to Pleasant View Gardens in New Hampshire we were excited to see several wonderful new Proven Winners introductions for 2013.  Brenda Barnhart, who is Country Garden’s display and container design expert, was particularly attracted to the Watermelon Charm petunia. “It’s a really striking color,” she says. “I like the fact that…

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Finding Inspiration

Three members of our Country Garden Green Team visited Pleasant View Gardens in New Hampshire today. We toured the demonstration gardens and learned about several new introductions from Proven Winners. Some of the plants we’re excited about will be featured in upcoming blogs so check back soon for  a peak at some wonderful annuals that…

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