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2020 Plant Ideas

Hi Everyone! I am here among horticulture  professionals from all segments of our industry to connect with educators, landscapers, researchers, retailers, suppliers, and people “who frankly just get excited about plants”.*  I am here to make an even greater impact on our Garden Center and Landscape Divisions.

Cultivate 19 is the largest all industry trade show and conference for the horticulture industry. WE are here to research, learn, and network. Our success is your success; that is why I am here to research new plants for our changing environment, learn new improved ways, network with other horticultural professionals and come back and share with you.

Here are some pics I took yesterday– hope you enjoy them. Some are new plant variety!

*Phase taken from Cultivate19 promotions.

 

 

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Is it time to Refresh Your Shrubs?

If you are looking for some new shrubs or trees, why not stop by and check out our hill that has many different ones growing. You may see a color, texture or shape that brings you joy. Also, you may get an idea About trimming.

We have stock of trees and bushes and they are quite impressive. I took some pics to help you see how amazing new shrubs can be.  They give the yard such a refresh look.

We offer Landscape Design Services and Installation Services, in case you need a hand.

Premiere Specialty Grown

I just get so excited when I look at these high quality premieres.  It’s taken time and knowledge from the growers to produce such outstanding stock. Talk about uniqueness and curb appeal! Add another level of dimension to your landscape with these beauties.

Weeping White Pine
Globe Blue Spruce
Wells’ Weeper Spruce
Golden Mops Threadbranch Cypress Pompom
Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns’
Pinus Scotch Pine Oriental Pompom
Varied Directions Larch

 Gallery Shrubs and Tree     

Growing Herbs

Oh what fun it is to grow a bunch of oregano, basil and cilantro. The best part is picking what amount you need and knowing how fresh it is.   We have a large stock of herbs, come and create your own herb garden today.

Note: pics are from last year.

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Super Sweet Stevia Use: Drop a leaf into hot or cold drinks, or use it like a bay leaf to sweeten meat and vegetable dishes while they cook. grind the dried leaves and sprinkle them into cereals and other cold dishes as you would sugar. You can even extract the oil! Flavor: Tastes like sugar. 20-30 times sweeter than sugar cane, yet non-caloric.
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Mint – Spearmint Use: use leaves to flavor iced drinks, sauces, vegetables and lamb. Flavor: Strong flavor and fragrance.
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Peppermint Use: Flavoring dishes or beverages and making deserts. Flavor: Green leaves with strong method flavor. Did you Know? To store fresh mint leaves, carefully wrap them in a damp paper towel and place inside of a loosely closed plastic bag.
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Sage – Green Use: Use fresh or dried sage in your holiday recipes, as well as to accent pork, poultry, sausage, stuffing, and vegetables. Flavor: Distinctive taste did you know? Consider planting and growing sage in a container with rosemary, basil, and other Mediterranean herbs for a fragrant aroma mix.
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Sage – Tricolor Use: A seasoning for poultry, omelette and soups. Flavor: Distinctive taste. Did you know? That sage has been used to treat respiratory problems, coughs, sore throats and as an appetite stimulant. However, we recommend you seek advice from your doctor about such use.
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Sage – Purple Use: Meat dishes, soups, stuffing, sausage, aids in digestion. Flavor: Distinctive Taste Did you know? Ornamental herb with attractive dusky purple foliage and showy violet-blue spikes.
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Sage – Pineapple Use: Clip pineapple sage leaves to use in summer beverages, muddled with lime juice, or chopped on fruit salad. Flavor: Pineapple-like taste Did you know? Once it flowers, the red flowers are excellent to toss into a garden salad.
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French Tarragon Use: Traditional seasoning with eggs, poultry, salads, cheese, and fish. Flavor: Delicate flavor with minimal effort. Did you know? Tarragon leaves are rich in iodine, mineral salts and vitamins A and C.
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Orion Fennel Large, thick, rounded bulbs. Crispy and tasty with nice flavor. Harvest when bulb thickens. Clip any seed stalks as they develop to keep bulb growing. Harvest: 80 days Exposure: full sun Watér Needs: keep evenly moist Fertilizer: Fertilize at planting and again during the growing season.
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Cilantro – Santo Use: Whole or ground in curries, oriental dishes and savory baked goods. Flavor: Unmistakable strong and sharp taste Did you know? Grows slow and steady, allowing you to keep harvesting leaves when others have already bolted to seed.
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Lavender
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Oregano – Greek Hot and Spicy Use: Breads, pasta dishes, stuffing, and of course pizza. Flavor: Pungent flavor and mild heat. Did you know? Green foliage is spicer than Italian oregano.
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Thyme – Wooly Use: Poultry, seafood, vegetable, marinades, stews, soups, sauces and stuffing. Flavor: Distinctive taste Did you know? Great ground covers about 1 inch high, although some are considered shubby perennials.
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Thyme – Lemon Use: Poultry, seafood, vegetable, marinades, stews, soups, sauces and stuffing while fresh sprigs of this herb make a lovely garnish. Flavor: A lemon flavor Did you Know: Lemon thyme plants can be planted to form a ground cover or among pavers along a path or patio.
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Silver Edge Thyme Use: Works well with parsley to season meats, stews and soups. Flavor: A lemony flavor. Did you know? Lemon scent will be released each time you brush past it.
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Parsley Great for seasoning and garnish
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Citronella Citrus scented Inspect repelling – no mosquito Keeps away mosquitoes and other biting insects. Refreshing citronella scent. Requires full sun 8 plus hours
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Catnip Cats will love to roll and ply in fresh leaves of catnip. Some cats enjoy eating leaves and they are perfectly safe. Harvest flowering tops and leaves and dry. Once dry keep in airtight containers to preserve freshness.
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Italian Oregano
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Barbecue Rosemary Barbecue Rosemary grows sturdy straight stems ideal for shush kabobs. Used as a skewer, it will release aromatic and savory essences into cook as it is cooked.
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Large Leaf Italian Basil –My Favorite!!! Makes the best pesto!!!

Succulents – Require Minimal Watering

Look at the colors, sizes, shapes and textures of our succulents.  Amazing plants for gardens or plant containers.  Succulents don’t require a lot of maintenance and are survivors in most drought and heat.

Perfect plant for the gardener who has little time to play in garden.
Perfect plant for the gardener who has little time to play in garden.

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Succulents are are great plants for terrariums.

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They are so much fun to watch grow and multiple.

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There are no two succulents that are alike.  Want to learn more, check out The 5 Tips for Succulent Success Video By Garden Answer!