Japanese maples are magnificent small trees to help create your zen garden along with water features, Buddha statues and shaded sitting areas. Japanese maples are slow growing, have many different growth habits, a huge variety of leaf shapes, and spectacular fall color that ranges from golden yellow to fiery red. They perform best as […]
Originally published February 2011. So many of us have large shade trees, and are looking for just the right understory tree or shrub for a wooded area or shaded courtyard. One excellent choice is Witch Hazel (Hamamelis spp). A tall (to 20’) deciduous shrub with arching branches; it may be pruned to the shape of […]
In stock now! Hydrangeas are so lovely in the shaded garden. They provide showy, elegant flowers in late spring through midsummer above glossy green foliage. The seasons bring golden leaves in autumn, and reveal peeling shaggy bark when dormant in winter. Wouldn’t this be fantastic as a vine for shaded areas? Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala […]
We realize that the cold wintry weather we've experienced as of late may have folks gun shy about planting right now. But, this is a great time to get lots of cool season color, vegetables and fruit trees planted. It's best to plant fruit trees when they are dormant, and that means winter. We've just […]
Merry Christmas everyone! Just a heads up that we have some beautiful cool season vegetable and herb transplants right now. Swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, cabbage, cauliflower, dill and cilantro are just some edibles you can plant right now and are in-stock. Mix with colorful pansies, violas and cherianthus for a cheery edible garden […]
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we're filling up our 2011 School o f Gardening calendar and many classes are already listed online here: Events Be sure to check out the additional vegetable gardening classes in January!
Be sure to check out our wonderful and unique living ornaments. These double as mini-terrariums that can be kept out year-round. Simply remove top and spritz with a bit of water from time to time. Remove hanger and set on your desk or coffee table, or leave top on and hang in a window. Limited […]
Why wait until next spring or summer to get those blackberry bushes planted? The best way to get a jump on your berry harvest is to plant now. Perennial fruits such as blackberries and strawberries can be planted right now. This will buy you a season's wait on your fruit harvest. NHG has a large […]