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Picture This

Posted by John Friel on Nov 12th 2021

Not every plant can look its Sunday best, covered in flowers, every day. Besides, smart gardeners know that the best time to buy is before a plant blooms, so they get to watch it come into its glory.That’s when a picture tag is at its most valuable: It tells a customer what that plant will become, right before their eyes, even if the pot in front of them isn’t loaded with color.We carry full-color, bilingual picture tags for every variety we grow. In addition to that eye-catching image, consumer
IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

Posted by John Friel on Oct 6th 2021

Jumpin’ Jack jumped for joy when he saw these at the garden center. Picked precisely for perfect pot performance, the ColorGrass® collection is irresistible at retail.Their trademark upright/cascading clump-forming habit can anchor stand-alone patio pots, or serve as the filler or spiller in mixed containers. That form also makes them a fine candidate to edge a border in full sun or part shade. Carex buchananii Red Rooster™Go ahead, count your chickens! The cock of the flock features red/
The Triumphant Return of the Native (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

The Triumphant Return of the Native (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 30th 2021

For centuries, countless American native perennials have gone to Europe for an education, returning with new names and improved forms. Case in point: Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’, Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999. We know the genus Rudbeckia was collected here and studied across the Atlantic by at least the 18th Century, because the great Linnaeus (1707-1778) himself named it.‘Goldsturm’ is a classic top seller for all perennial growers and retailers. Its trademark long-flowering golden flowers
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas? (Begonia)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas? (Begonia)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 28th 2021

The Dog Days are past. Bring on the Holidays!We’re known for hardy grasses and perennials, but we have a tender spot for irresistible tender plants. And the breeding wizards at Terra Nova Nurseries have outdone themselves – again! – with their world-class Begonias.These multi-purpose beauties are sensational as houseplants, in mixed containers, or in the shaded summer border. And they shine brightest as seasonal decor.We couldn’t resist them. Your customers won’t either!Holiday® SeriesSpectacula
There IS a Cure For The Summertime Blues! (Ornamental Grasses)

There IS a Cure For The Summertime Blues! (Ornamental Grasses)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 3rd 2021

What gives a grower the blues? Small plants and disappointed customers.Forget what the song says. There IS a cure: Plant this fall instead of waiting until spring. It’s not just for trees!It’s a simple equation: Build a firm foundation under that crown. When your plants go into winter with a bulked-up root mass, they’ll do three things quicker in spring: Fill out, look gorgeous – and sell. The principle applies to many genera, but we particularly recommend it for these four grass families; 

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