PLANT OF THE DAY – SHADOWLAND HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL HOSTA

If you’re looking to add a new hosta variety to your landscape this season, let this be THE one! With it’s heart-shaped, blue leaves with a crisp white margin, the color and shape are certainly inviting. But toss in some incredible ruffling on the leaves and you’ve got a bounty of added interest in this selcetion.

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PLANT OF THE DAY – GOLD COLLECTION® CINNAMON SNOW HELLEBORE

Don’t you deserve a little extra color during the coldest months of the year? Hellebore is your answer. Also known as Lenten Rose, these beautiful treasures will bring you a bit of happiness in your landscape. Whether peeking out of the snow or located in a large pot by your doorway, you can count on Hellebore to fill the flower void. Cinnamon Snow is a particularly beautiful variety with it’s pink buds that will open up into large, creamy white flowers with the shades of rose and cinnamon. The color of these plants is affected by both temperature and the age of the flower itself, which means you can get quite a range of hues.

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PLANT OF THE DAY – MOJAVE JEWELS RUBY SEDUM

Dense clusters of blood-red flowers contrast dramatically against deep-purple, almost black foliage, to make a big statement in the garden. Unlike many sedum, this one is a bit shorter and much sturdier. It’s perfect for an a water wise area, rock garden, or container. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in areas experiencing a colder winter, but will re-emerge again in the spring.

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PLANT OF THE WEEK – WINTER JEWELS BLACK DIAMOND HELLEBORE

This is easily one of my favorite late winter to early spring bloomers. The color is so unique and it always reminds me that warm weather is just moments away. The dark purple to near black single blossoms are a perfect addition to shaded beds and borders. Call them hellebores or Lenten Roses, but their captivating charm is the same.                

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PLANT OF THE WEEK – ROZANNE GERANIUM

If a long-blooming perennial is something you’re searching for, then Rozanne Geranium needs to be on your list. It’s an award winner that will bring your garden masses of gorgeous, blueish purple blooms from early in the spring until the end of the summer. It’s a spreading geranium that allows it’s evergreen foliage to continue in climates that experience mild winters.

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