Gardener's Notes

Photo courtesy of Bransfordwebbs UK
Photo courtesy of Bransfordwebbs UK

Scabiosa columbaria ' Flutter Rose Pink' - A Sneak Peek of 2018 Perennials

February 1, 2018

I have grown and loved pincushion flowers for ages, and this year Jennifer has found a better one.  (Really 3 better ones!)   The new varieties in 2018 are:Scabiosa columbaria 'Flutter Deep Blue'Scabiosa columbaria '

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image courtesy of Plant Delights
image courtesy of Plant Delights

‘Godzilla’ Japanese Painted Fern - A Sneak Peek at Perennials for 2018

January 10, 2018

Bigger is not always better...but in the case of the 'Godzilla' Painted fern, it definitely is!  This beautiful, monstrous fern gets 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide.  It is in the same family as the lady ferns and Japanese

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pic courtesy of SantaRosaGardens
pic courtesy of SantaRosaGardens

Bletilla 'Big Bob' - A Sneak Peek of Perennials for 2018

January 9, 2018

Looking for something really different to add to the edge of your woodland garden this year? You can't let the name throw you off.   'Big Bob'' is actually a very elegant plant.   It is a large, hardy Orchid with a

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Pic from Mt Cuba Center
Pic from Mt Cuba Center

Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' - A Sneak Peek at Perennials for 2018

January 8, 2018

Jennifer (our expert perennial grower) has been working all Month to finalize the final perennial line up for Spring 2018.  Friday she gave me a sneak peek and (since I LOVE perennials) I have been looking through the

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Cherokee Brave Dogwood
Cherokee Brave Dogwood

Favorites of Spring.

April 29, 2015  |  Cornus, Dogwood, Magnolia, Redbud, Spring

After a prolonged winter, gardeners start showing up at the garden center long before perennials start responding to the the impending spring.  Folks start asking after tomatoes and hanging baskets.  We give our

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Great Blue Heron

Herons and Hellebores

March 27, 2015

At GPF Maineville, this time of year the mornings promise to be crisp, the herons promise to be cantankerous and the hellebores promise to inspire the curious gardener in us all.   From the edge of our perennial

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